Thursday, Oct 06, 2022


China: #MeToo Victims Face Abuse, Payback For Going Public

Dec 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A former employee of Alibaba is now facing online harassment and accusations of lying from the wives of the two men she accused alongside a defamation lawsuit from Alibaba Vice President who was forced to resign.

Appellate judges raise doubts about Weinstein's conviction

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Members of a five-judge panel in the state's intermediate appeals court appeared incensed with Judge James Burke's decision to allow the witnesses and for another ruling that cleared the way for prosecutors to confront Weinstein with evidence about other misbehaviour if he had testified.

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai spoke with IOC chief Thomas Bach in a video call after that.

Peng Shuai Saga: Beijing's Grip On Power And Stifling Of China's #MeToo Movement

Nov 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, had been out of the public eye since November 2, 2021 when she penned a since-deleted social media post accusing former Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual misconduct.

#WhereIsPengShuai: Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

The state TV employee wrote the photos, which cannot be seen by most internet users in China, were on Peng Shuai’s account on the WeChat message service with the comment, “Happy Weekend".

20 November, 2021

Where is Peng Shuai? Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, 35, hasn't been seen in public since posting a statement on social media this month accusing Zhang Gaoli, a former member of the ruling inner circle of power, of forcing her to have sex despite repeated refusals.

18 November, 2021

WTA Expresses Concerns Over Missing Chinese Tennis Player Peng Shuai

Associated Press (AP)

WTA CEO Steve Simon had called for a full investigation and demanded that Peng Shuai not be censored. Those expressing concern about Peng’s safety include tennis player Naomi Osaka.

16 November, 2021

#MeToo: WTA CEO Calls For Investigation After Chinese Tennis Player's Social Media Post

Associated Press (AP)

Former No.1 doubles player's accusation was the first against a prominent government official since the #MeToo movement took hold in China in 2018 before being largely tamped down by authorities the same year.

16 November, 2021

'The Body Knows': Reflections On Three Years Of #MeToo

Anshika Ravi

Three years after Me Too, there is still a toxic myth we teach ourselves: If we don’t remember it, it probably did not happen.

21 September, 2021

Payal Ghosh Recalls The Attack On Her: I Shouted Like Hell Because I Was So Damn Scared

Prateek Sur

Actress Payal Ghosh claims that she was attacked by a group of men late in the night on this Sunday, September 19. She speaks to Outlook about what happened exactly and what she did afterwards.

20 September, 2021

Bombay HC To Virtually Hear Goa Govt's Plea In Tarun Tejpal Case On Oct. 27

Outlook Web Desk

In May 2021, Tarun Tejpal, the Editor-In-Chief of Tehelka Magazine was acquitted by a sessions court in a case where he was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague.


09 September, 2021

Sai Tamhankar: I Can See The Change In The Air After The MeToo Movement

Prateek Sur

Sai Tamhankar had spoken up very boldly about Alok Nath who had been allegedly accused in the MeToo movement back in 2018. Three years down the line, does she feel the movement has lost its track, as hardly anyone got any severe punishment? Read on to know.

21 July, 2021

Harvey Weinstein Brought To California To Face Further Rape Charges

Associated Press (AP)

A New York judge in June approved Weinstein's extradition to California, denying his lawyers' request to keep him near Buffalo, where he is serving a 23-year sentence for rape.

23 May, 2021

Tarun Tejpal’s Acquittal Has Made It Harder For Women To Fight For Justice: IWPC

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Women’s Press Corp (IWPC) expressed its ‘disappointment’ over a Goa sessions court’s verdict acquitting journalist Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting a colleague.

24 February, 2021

Women Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Must Be Heard

Zakia Soman

Sexual abuse takes away dignity and self-confidence and sometimes a victim may not speak up for years due to the mental trauma, the Court observed.

17 February, 2021

#MeToo| Delhi Court Acquits Journalist Priya Ramani In Defamation Case Filed By MJ Akbar

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Union minister MJ Akbar had filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexually harassing her in 1994.

10 February, 2021

Delhi Court Defers Verdict In MJ Akbar’s Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani

Outlook Web Bureau

Former Union minister MJ Akbar had filed a defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani after she accused him of sexually harassing her in 1994


10 February, 2021

Delhi Court Verdict In MJ Akbar's Defamation Case Against Priya Ramani Today

Outlook Web Bureau

Ramani had made an allegation of sexual misconduct against Akbar in the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz