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Elle Creative Director Stephen Gan Accused of Making Racist and Sexist Comments Towards Staff

Stephen Gan

Elle U.S. creative director Stephen Gan has denied reports claiming that he was fired from the magazine brand following accusations that he made racist and sexist remarks in the past.

In an article published last week, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) cited sources who claimed that Gan will no longer have work to do with Elle and its parent publication Hearst and that his contract will not be renewed after its expiration in several weeks.

Japanese Woman Blasts Male Coworker for Sexist Office Tradition of Serving Men Tea

A Japanese woman shattered a common workplace custom called “ochakumi” where female office workers are expected to make and serve tea to male coworkers and company superiors after she got fed up with the sexist tradition.

Japanese Twitter user caron_M01 was at her limit after hearing a male coworker dropped a sexist remark regarding their office tradition “ochakumi,” which literally translates to “tea squad,” when he said: “Tea just tastes better when a girl pours it for you, you know.”

Report: China Still Heavily Discriminates Against Women Trying to Find Jobs

While China has ratified measures against gender discrimination, thousands of jobs in the country still blatantly exclude women, a new report reveals.

Of more than 36,000 job advertisements in government and civil service it analyzed between March 2017 and January 2018, US-based NGO Human Rights Watch found specific requirements stating “men only,” “men preferred” and “suitable for men.”