Tag Archives: Gender

Can The Advertising Industry Stop Perpetuating Harmful Gender Stereotypes?

During the Advertising Week in New York this week, how advertisers respond to gender stereotyping will likely be a topic of discussion. Under the UK’s new gender stereotyping rules that went into force in June, the first advertisements featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” were officially banned last month. What defines ‘harmful gender stereotypes’ and who can decide? Advertisements are now being banned on ... Read More »

Facebook, Amazon reveal gender pay gap of their UK workforces

Among Facebook’s top quartile, or highest paid staff, about 30% are women. This decreases to just 19% in the second quartile, according to data published by the company. Photo: AFP London: Facebook Inc. pays female staff in Britain just 0.8% less on average than male employees, but womens’ bonuses are almost 40% lower. The mean average disparity in pay at Facebook ... Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe says Hollywood needs to fix gender bias

  Actor Daniel Radcliffe strongly believes Hollywood needs to step up and fix gender bias as he feels there’s a lack of roles for women in the industry. “It’s sad that people are having to come out as feminist. I thought we’d have got beyond this point. I would hope it would be assumed of me that I was one. ... Read More »

Apple Unveils 100 New ‘Gender Diverse’ Emojis to Come With iOS 10

The latest version of Apple’s mobile and tablet operating system – iOS 10 – is arriving this fall alongside the new iPhone 7, and it’s bringing along many new features and improvements. Apart from the iMessage overhaul and third-party Siri integration, the company has now announced that more than 100 new emojis are also coming with the software update. These ... Read More »

Google’s New Emoji Aim to Combat Gender Inequality

You can grow up to be anything you want to be – and now so can your emoji. Google unveiled a slew of female emoji characters Thursday that the tech giant says are designed to promote gender equality. They depict women with an array of skin tones in various professional careers, including rock star, doctor and welder emoji. “While there’s ... Read More »