Stories tagged: gender
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Girl Scouts have every right to be mad
The idea that we don’t need to acknowledge a child’s sexual or gender identity before they even hit puberty has gone out the window, along with common sense.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender pay
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
More than 250 Oregon residents mark ‘X’ gender on licenses
An Oregon rule change allowing people who don’t identify with their gender to instead mark “X” on their driver’s licenses or state ID cards has been used by more than …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics
Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5:03 a.m.
Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training
The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge
Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge.
Mon., July 10, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Not ready for genderless society
If the language is not ready, well, truth to tell, neither is your humble correspondent. It’s a jarring realization.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
President ridicules TV host’s looks, says she was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift’
President Donald Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of a female cable television host whose show he says he has stopped watching.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Transgender man files restroom complaint against library
A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Justices strike down gender differences in citizenship law
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of an unusual immigration law that treats fathers and mothers differently when it comes to conferring citizenship on children born outside …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Many women think men are the better investors; they’re not
After checking how 8 million of its customers did during 2016, Fidelity Investments found that women earned 6.4 percent on their portfolios. Its male customers made slightly less: 6 percent.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Oregon’s Supreme Court heads for female majority
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced the appointment of a female judge to the Oregon Supreme Court, putting women in the majority in the state’s highest tribunal for the first …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families
A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Ivanka Trump vows push for change for women, defends father
Ivanka Trump pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S. economy and defended her father’s attitudes toward women as she made her first international outing Tuesday …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Pay equality moving at ‘glacial pace’ in Idaho, elsewhere
According to a study recently released by the American Association of University Women, the gender pay gap in Idaho remains alive and well, with the average white woman making 74 …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Romney’s ‘binders full of women’ are real binders after all
It turns out Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” are actual binders after all – filled with the resumes of women who hoped to land jobs in his administration as …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Hundreds of female Marines have joined a group pressuring male colleagues to change
Hundreds of female Marines and Marine veterans have launched a new group to press for an end to misogyny in the Marine Corps, saying the recent scandal in which nude …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Report: Ex-Yosemite chief belittled workers, mainly women
The former superintendent of Yosemite National Park created a hostile workplace by belittling employees, using words such as “stupid,” “bozo” and “lazy,” and showing gender bias against women, a new …
Mon., April 10, 2017
Why all parents should care about kids and gender
Play is central to the development of critical thinking early in life. How we play, and the toys we play with, can affect a child’s future profession. Some researchers even …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on ‘Grace and Frankie,’ aging in Hollywood and female sexuality
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have had decades to study for their roles as confidantes on Netlix’s “Grace and Frankie.” They’ve been friends since the late 1970s, and they collaborated …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
University of Oregon professor sues school over gender discrimination
The University of Oregon has been hit with a lawsuit by one of its psychology professors over claims that she is being paid substantially less than several of her less-experienced …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Bill seeks voter referendum on transgender bathroom use
A Montana lawmaker introduced a bill Friday calling for a voter referendum on whether to ban transgender people from school and public restrooms and locker rooms that don’t match their …
Sun., March 12, 2017
On screen, indies offer best shot at equality for women
There’s no doubt that women are far more affected by the movie industry’s obsession with sex appeal and physical beauty, resulting in a giant absence in female roles once actresses …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote
A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
The Trump administration on Wednesday ended federal protection for transgender students that required schools to allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities, stepping into an …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Eastern Libya ban women from traveling without male guardian
Eastern Libyan authorities have issued a ban forbidding women from traveling outside the country without a male guardian, sparking mockery.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Boy Scouts welcome first transgender member
A New Jersey boy has become the first openly transgender member of the Boy Scouts one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its policy to allow transgender children …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops
The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Little girls doubt that women can be brilliant, study shows
Can women be brilliant? Little girls are not so sure. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that girls as young as 6 can be led to believe …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Female Marines to sleep next to male Marines in field
Female infantry Marines will be sleeping in makeshift shelters next to their male counterparts when out in the field and no special accommodation will be offered to them, a Marine …