Gender discrimination

June 14, 2017 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age-related discrimination in the workplace still exists 50 years after the enactment of legislation designed to prevent it, aging experts and advocates told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday. Laurie McCann, senior attorney for the AARP Foundation...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Gal Gadot arrives at the world premiere of "Wonder Woman" in Los Angeles. 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. The movie opens June 2 based on the DC Comics character. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 27, 2017 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some haters are grumbling on social media about women-only screenings planned for the upcoming "Wonder Woman" film starring Gal Gadot. Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. That...
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This photo combination of images shows the 10 highest paid women CEOs in 2016, according to a study carried out by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. Top row, from left: IBM CEO Virginia Rometty; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer; PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi; General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic. Bottom row, from left: Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson; Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld; Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good; Mylan CEO Heather Bresch; and Reynolds American CEO Susan Cameron. (AP Photo)
May 24, 2017 - 11:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running the world's largest companies. The median pay for a female CEO was $13.1 million last year, up 9 percent from 2015, according to an analysis by executive data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. By...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, gets a hug from her partner Tracey Griesbaum, right, following a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle high-profile discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements released Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 19, 2017 - 5:39 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday. Iowa will pay...
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In this undated photo provided by Sahar Nasief, Nassief, right, poses with her mother Naila Mohammed Saleh Nasief, center, and daughter Lubna Jamjoom, while wearing blue wrist bands that say in Arabic, "I am my own guardian," In Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. The three generations of Saudi women have lived their lives under restrictive male guardianship laws that they say should be changed to give women more control of their lives. (Sahar Nasief via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 5:38 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — First she's in the hands of her father, then she moves to her husband. Often, she ends up under the power of her son. From childhood through adulthood into old age, every Saudi woman passes from the control of one legal guardian to another, a male relative whose...
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May 15, 2017 - 12:26 am
A timeline of court rulings and evolving regulations that have affected how schools respond to student sex assault allegations: — 1967: The Office for Civil Rights is created as a federal agency to enforce school desegregation, three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act. OCR eventually...
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May 05, 2017 - 3:49 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will hire an outside firm to review its employment practices after a jury ruled that it discriminated and retaliated against a high-ranking gay female athletic administrator. President Bruce Harreld announced Friday the independent review would begin...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2011, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, speaks in Normal, Ill. Attorneys gave closing statements Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in a discrimination lawsuit filed by Meyer against the university. Meyer filed the suit after being transferred to another department after the firing of Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, her partner. Meyer's job was eliminated in 2016. (Lori Ann Cook-Neisler/The Pantagraph via AP, File)
May 04, 2017 - 5:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation. Jane Meyer alleged she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Sushila Karki, right, and Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal observe a minute's silence during Democracy Day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Karki, Nepal's first female judge to head the Supreme Court, has been suspended after an impeachment motion was signed by parliament members on Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
May 01, 2017 - 2:22 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's first female Supreme Court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in Parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. Sushila Karki, who held one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in Nepal, was suspended...
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In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, South Korean army soldiers walk to take their trains at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 21, 2017 - 2:47 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A watchdog group says South Korea's army is hunting down and prosecuting gay servicemen after a video of two male soldiers having sex was posted on the internet earlier this year, stoking fear in an already persecuted minority group. Military investigators looking into the...
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