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Men to blame for menopause in women, says study

Men and their preference for younger female mates may have led to the phenomenon of menopause in women, according to a controversial study by Canadian researchers.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:53am

Letters to the Editor, June 9, 2013

Hong Kong citizens are becoming increasingly involved in environmental issues. This is a welcome, healthy trend since if "Hong Kong is our home", as the authorities like to depict it, we have to take better care of it.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:22am

Three women among eight new senior counsel

Three more women have become senior counsel, joining the top rank of barristers. The elevations of Yvonne Cheng Wai-sum, Audrey Campbell-Moffat and Roxanne Ismail reduce the sex ratio within the male-dominated circle to below seven to one.

13 May 2013 - 8:07am 1 comment

Players present the bare facts of US 'lingerie league'

If the old saying "love is blind" is true, then why is looking at women in sexy lingerie popular? Whatever your sentiment on the issue, it's this popularity that has helped the women's Legends Football League become a huge hit since it began in 2009.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Women not mentally tough enough to race in F1, Stirling Moss says

British motor-racing legend Stirling Moss does not believe women are mentally tough enough to compete in Formula One, despite the presence of female test drivers and team principals.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

Letters to the Editor, April 12, 2013

I welcome the promising seven-year clean-air plan released by the government, especially the proposal for low-emission zones for franchised buses. However, the range should be expanded to private cars too.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am 1 comment

Gender equality in Hong Kong comes at the expense of foreign domestic workers

Early last month, a group of foreign domestic helpers protested against the requirement that they live with their employers. PathFinders, an organisation that works with distressed migrant workers, says the live-in arrangement puts helpers on an uneven footing with their employers and permits abuse. This comes on top of their "minimum allowable wage" of HK$3,920 per month, low by Hong Kong standards, and other poor treatment.

12 Apr 2013 - 3:12am

Older women bring valued experience to workplace

Louisa Mitchell pointed out that fewer mature women are sustaining places in the workforce. Assuming the research findings to which she referred are valid, further questions need to be asked. Precisely because of their personal life experience, women in the 40 to 60 age range might actively be sought for jobs that have a high level of social responsibility. However, until there are changes to traditional family life in Hong Kong, some women in this age group may choose not to take such employment, at least for a while.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

China's empowered women deliver a slap in the face to gender equality

I'm dedicating this April Fool's Day column to women like Yu Ruiyu, a deputy to the National People's Congress, and Wang Wenya, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. The women of the world owe the likes of them a standing ovation for so thoroughly botching up this year's International Women's Day and for trampling on the efforts of generations of women in fighting gender bias.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am 1 comment

Why women live longer than men

If there's one area that women clearly have the upper hand over men, it's longevity. Globally, females live about six years longer than males - roughly 73 years versus 67 - and women outlive men in all but a few countries.

25 Mar 2013 - 10:40am