Only one film from twenty having a female director at this year's Venice Film Festival has brought strong criticism from inside and outisde the industry. Alessia Sonaglioni, the group's director, has said that she was shocked by this and the festival director's comments.
Tokyo Medical University has apologised after admitting it has been marking female candidates down for over a decade. Many in the country worry that female doctors will take time off for maternity leave, and create a doctor shortage.
María Vázquez wanted to give her football-mad daughters trading cards featuring their favourite female players, but only cards of male stars were available, so she contacted clubs and photographers and made the collection herself.