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UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017

Women-only screenings planned for ‘Wonder Woman’

Scattered plans among Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas to host women-only screenings of the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie have produced both support and some grumbling about gender discrimination.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Front Porch: Sexism in society lingers behind a smile, Stefanie Pettit writes

With major news events happening rapid-fire and assaulting our brains daily, it’s hard to keep track of what went on even a few days ago, no less a few weeks …


Planned Parenthood will be defunded for one year under GOP health bill

In passing their health-care bill, Republicans have also taken a first step toward dramatically slashing federal dollars for Planned Parenthood clinics. The women’s health provider stands to lose roughly 30 …


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.”


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017

Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …


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 …


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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Women needed in the workforce as men head to World War I

The headline of an editorial read, “How Women Will Help Win the War.” Replacing men in offices, that’s how. With so many men going off to war, women would have …


Women to run apart from men in Tehran’s first marathon

Two days before what has been described as Tehran’s first international marathon, a top Iranian sports official cannot confirm whether Americans will participate and says women will be forced to …


Pakistan sets up unique helpline for women in need

Not far from the border with neighboring Afghanistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa became the first province in Pakistan to set up a hotline for women that feeds directly into the provincial legislature. …


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017

Back in the spotlight, Hillary Clinton takes aim at Trump’s budget

Hillary Clinton stepped back into the spotlight this week after laying relatively low since the election, and she had some advice for President Trump: Tear up the White House budget …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group …


Saudi Arabia creates a girls council to empower women – but where are the girls?

With great fanfare, the governor of Qassim province in Saudi Arabia announced the creation of a girls council – the first of its kind in the kingdom – intended to …


Women now rule banking in Thailand

As one of four presidents at Thailand’s biggest lender, Kasikornbank, Kattiya Indaravijaya often conducts interviews for senior positions. The job candidates are impressive. And almost always, they’re women.


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

What would happen if every woman in Spokane went on strike Wednesday?

Organizers of A Day Without A Woman say it’s goal is to call attention to critical roles of women in the workplace.


Proposal to repeal abortion laws headed to Idaho House

A proposal to reverse two anti-abortion laws in Idaho is headed to the House floor.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

Air India says all-female crew flies around the world

Air India said it has set a world record by flying around the world with an all-female crew


Regina Malveaux: Gun laws helping to protect women

We must continue to address the horrifying and unacceptable intersection of gun violence and domestic violence


Women and movies: Some progress for an industry still woefully in need of it

If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for …


Colorado town’s ban on topless women put on hold by judge

A Colorado judge has put on hold a college town’s law against women going topless. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said Tuesday that he is “likely” to find Fort …


Camas students to attend United Nations commission on women

Tiara Naidu and Katie Blair are going to have a chance to talk with fellow students from around the world in March to learn more about current events, as they …


100 years ago: S-R editorial page defends college women accused of ‘high crimes against romance’

The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page offered a Valentine’s Day defense of the much-maligned “college woman.” The editorial said that “innumerable sins and high crimes against romance have been laid at the …


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 …


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 …


Analysis: Trump team sought informatin on women’s issues programs from State Department

The Donald Trump transition team instructed the State Department to turn over all information Wednesday about “gender-related staffing, programming, and funding,” setting off alarm bells among those who fear that …


U.S. women increasingly use pot during pregnancy, study finds

U.S. women are increasingly using marijuana during pregnancy, sometimes to treat morning sickness, new reports suggest. Though the actual numbers are small, the trend raises concerns because of evidence linking …


White House announces support for women in military draft

The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft.


Sexist men have psychological problems, study shows

Psychologists looking at 10 years of data from nearly 20,000 men found that those who value having power over women and endorse playboy behavior and other traditional notions of masculinity …


Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again

At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …