Gender discrimination

Laura Dern, from left, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley pose in the press room with the award for best television limited series or motion picture made for television for "Big Little Lies" at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 6:07 am
With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge. "For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to...
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December 25, 2017 - 10:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — The union of Egyptian flight attendants on Monday angrily responded to criticism by a lawmaker over the weight and age of some female attendants employed by the national carrier, saying her comments amounted to discrimination. In a statement, the union said lawmaker Galila Othman's...
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December 19, 2017 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers' offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations. The new...
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A woman shouts slogans during a march as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 25, 2017 - 2:38 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country's sexist culture. In a nearly hour-long speech at...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:59 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the Minnesota State High School League barred him from championship competition. The Star Tribune says the Pacific Legal Foundation filed the...
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November 13, 2017 - 3:29 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A lawsuit brought by a female geography professor accuses UNC-Chapel Hill officials of gender discrimination and retaliation for raising concerns of sex and racial discrimination. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 23-year faculty member Altha Cravey filed a...
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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
November 13, 2017 - 3:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest sexual harassment. The Take Back the Workplace...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. British magazine Grazia U.K. on Friday Nov. 10, 2017, has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)
November 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — British magazine Grazia U.K. has apologized to Lupita Nyong'o after the actress accused it of altering her hair on its front cover "to fit a more Eurocentric notion" of beauty. The Academy Award winner tweeted before-and-after images, saying the magazine "edited out and smoothed" her...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey impersonates Johnny Carson at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former worker on "The Bachelor" television series and its spinoffs has sued the show's producers, accusing them of sexual harassment and pervasive...
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In this July 24, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. Trump is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women by claiming religious or moral objections, issuing new rules Friday that take another step in rolling back the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 06, 2017 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing sweeping religious-freedom directions that could override many anti-discrimination protections for...
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