Gender discrimination

FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, director Ava DuVernay appears at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time," in London. Despite widespread attention over gender inequality in film, a new study finds that the number of female directors in the top 250 domestic grossing movies last year dipped to eight percent. That was down three percent from 2017, according to the 21st annual Celluloid Ceiling report released Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 by the Center for the Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite widespread attention and protest over gender inequality in film, a new study finds that the number of female directors in the top 250 domestic grossing films last year dipped to 8 percent. That was down 3 percentage points from 2017, according to the 21st annual Celluloid...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2018 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown steps down Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 bills into law during his last year in office, most of which take effect with the Jan. 1 start of the new year. They continue positioning California as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to Republican President Donald Trump on topics including climate change, criminal justice and gender discrimination. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
December 29, 2018 - 12:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is leaving office Jan. 7 after signing more than 1,000 laws in his last year, further positioning the state as a bastion of liberal activism and goad to President Donald Trump. The laws, most of which take effect Tuesday, ease criminal sentences...
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 22, 2018 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. "I feel very threatened, but...
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October 21, 2018 - 6:48 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10...
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September 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ernst & Young has been slapped with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting firm. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, says her supervisor routinely commented her breasts,...
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This undated image provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows a Facebook advertisement for jobs at the the City of Greensboro's police department. The ad placed by the city was targeted to “men ages 25 to 35 who live or were recently near Philadelphia.” Such targeting information is available to Facebook users when they click on “why am I seeing this” on a drop-down menu on the ad. The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. In a complaint filed Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, the ACLU also lists 10 employers that it claims have placed discriminatory ads including the Greensboro ad. (American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the ACLU lists 10 employers that it claims have placed ads on Facebook that violate...
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September 06, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Current and former employees of a prison have reached a $2.5 million settlement with the state to resolve allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. Six female correctional officers filed a civil rights complaint in 2015 describing the state prison in Los Lunas where...
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This Aug. 7, 2018, photo shows an entrance at the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday, Aug. 10 to all of Japan’s medical schools asking them for six years of data on the gender and age of those who applied, of those who passed the entrance exam and of those who were admitted. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government launched an investigation Friday into whether the nation's medical schools have discriminated against female applicants, following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire to all medical schools asking...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, photo, a woman walks past the game of Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Japanese medical university’s alleged systematic deduction of entrance exam scores only from female applicants has sparked outrage across Japan and invited criticisms from Cabinet officials. The scandal surfaced after the Yomiuri newspaper reported Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has been slashing female applicants’ entrance exam scores for years to keep female student population low, on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Japan plate reads: "Tokyo Medical University." (Ayaka Aizawa/Kyodo News via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 9:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to deny them entry and ensure fewer women became doctors. The manipulation...
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August 02, 2018 - 4:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Yomiuri newspaper said Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has since...
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