Thursday, February 25 2021

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It acknowledges her housework to a certain degree and its economic value. But the compensation is not on par with what she should get and how she should be valued.

That’s a gender activist responding to a court ruling awarding compensation for five years of housework to a woman in a divorce case in China. The amount: $7,700. While some are calling it a breakthrough in a notoriously patriarchal society, others point out that even nannies are paid more.

Big Story

Say hello to Narendra Damodar Modi stadium!

The TLDR: The collapse of England’s batting lineup in the third test at Motera was a bit of a surprise. But it was nothing compared to the shocker that preceded it: The out-of-the-blue renaming of the stadium hosting its inaugural match. We thought it offered a good excuse to take a closer look at the world’s biggest cricket stadium—and the naming practices of powerful people. And it offers a nice change from the usual big stories about rape, sedition, climate change etc:)


In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • New rules for vaccines
  • Two high profile #MeToo allegations
  • A bizarre case of ‘blackface’
  • Tiger Woods undergoes surgery


Reading Habit

  • Samhita Arni takes our Book Addict’s Quiz

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