Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned
Yoshiro Mori
Yoshiro Mori Credit: World Economic Forum (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

After his apology for sexist remarks failed to quell domestic and overseas outrage, Yoshiro Mori resigned his position as the president of the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee.

Last week, Mori sparked international outrage by saying, "Board meetings with women take too long because they talk too much." The 83-year-old former prime minister of Japan later apologized, but by then, the damage had been done.

Tokyo 2020: IOC says Yoshiro Mori's remarks about women are 'absolutely inappropriate'
Yoshiro Mori
Yoshiro Mori Credit: World Economic Forum (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee, said last Wednesday that women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would "take a lot of time". Around 440 Games volunteers have quit in response to Mori's comments.

On Tuesday, the IOC added the remarks were "in contradiction" to its "commitments and the reforms of its Olympic Agenda 2020" - though it did not mention any further action against Mr Mori.

"Besides Mr Mori's apology, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee also considers his comment to be inappropriate and has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality," the IOC said.

Diversity & Inclusion
Stuttgart takes action against sexist advertising
Schlossplatzspringbrunnen, Stuttgart, Germany
Schlossplatzspringbrunnen, Stuttgart, Germany Credit: Julian Herzog (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Too many scantily clad women in advertising campaigns and Stuttgart is now drawing up a catalogue of criteria on what advertising may contain in future. Sexist and otherwise discriminatory content will not be allowed.

Because new contracts for advertising space will soon be concluded in Stuttgart, the changes will soon be visible in the cityscape.

Regional News • Middle East
Trump: "We're getting your husbands back to work"

At his Michigan rally, President Donald Trump told attendees that he is helping women's husbands to get back to work, in a remark that was wildly called out as sexist.

"I'm also getting your husbands, they want to get back to work, right? They want to get back to work. We're getting your husbands back to work, and everybody wants it," so the president. "We're going to do great. And I love women, and I can't help it. They're the greatest. I love them much more than the men."

Technology • Internet & Web
MontanaBlack, biggest German Twitch streamer, banned for a month over sexism
MontanaBlack, biggest German Twitch streamer, banned for a month over sexism
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Because of sexist content, streaming star Marcel Eris, known as MontanaBlack, has been blocked on the streaming platform Twitch. The 32-year-old from Buxtehude had shared various sexist content on his Twitch account while on vacation in Malta.

Among other things, Eris commented in one of his videos with crude comments on the body of a woman posing in the distance, of whom he took photos. He also filmed on the street and commented on the appearance of women with grunts.