Gender issues

Director Martin McDonagh, from left, producer Peter Czernin, actors Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and producer Graham Broadbent pose for photographers backstage with their Best Film awards for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' at the BAFTA 2018 Awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 18, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ferocious female-led tragicomedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh's film about a bereaved mother...
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FILE-In this Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, a tract of land known to locals as The Gulch is shown, in Atlanta. With Atlanta among the 20 cities on the short list to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters, the corporate giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the conservative Georgia Capitol. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 13, 2018 - 12:07 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With Atlanta among the 20 cities on the short list to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters, the corporate giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the conservative Georgia Capitol. Lawmakers and lobbyists in Georgia are viewing various pieces of...
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A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, Terri Bruce, left, walks toward the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. Bruce said a new South Dakota bill to ban public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools would have unintended consequences and send a message to transgender children that "they are somehow not human." (AP Photo/James Nord, File)
February 08, 2018 - 12:48 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say is similar to some states limiting the positive portrayal of homosexuality in the classroom. Nathan Smith, public policy director at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Jeanne Ives (42nd) meet with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board at Tribune Tower in Chicago. Ives, who is trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. is standing by a campaign ad that's being blasted as racist, homophobic and "repulsive." Ives, a social and fiscal conservative, says the ad that began airing this weekend illustrates the GOP governor's "chosen constituents based on the policy choices he made." The ad features actors portraying people including a transgender woman and a Chicago Teachers Union member, all thanking Rauner.(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 1:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Republican lawmaker trying to unseat Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is standing by a campaign ad that has been blasted as racist and homophobic, despite the state party chairman's call for her to stop airing it and apologize. State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a social and fiscal conservative,...
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February 02, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is siding with President Donald Trump on his order to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. The committee passed a resolution Friday that supports Trump's August demand that military recruitment policy consider transgender...
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In this undated photo provided by Deng Xichan, a statue of Confucius stands in a hallway at a female morality school in Changsha in southern China's Hunan Province. So-called "female morality schools" where women are taught to be subservient to men have sparked a storm of criticism in China. Such schools teach women not to fight back if their husbands beat them, avoid career aspirations and to do more housework. Deng said that every evening, she was required to bow in front of a statue of Confucius and participate in group confessions at the morality school she attended. (Deng Xichan via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:04 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The video shows students at the so-called "female morality school" in northeastern China getting up at 4:30 a.m. to scrub floors and being taught not to resist if their husbands beat them. Shot with a hidden camera and posted on a popular Chinese video website, it sparked a storm...
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President of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow poses in the press room at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
February 01, 2018 - 7:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says the organization is creating a task force to uncover unconscious biases and other barriers that impede women's success in the music industry. Thursday's announcement comes days after Portnow claimed his comments on women needing to "step...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2017, file photo women go topless as they participate in the Free the Nipple global movement during Go Topless Day at Hampton Beach, N.H. The Supreme Court in New Hampshire will hear arguments Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 in the case of three women who are challenging a city ordinance that bans them from going topless. (Ioanna Raptis/Portsmouth Herald via AP, FIle)
February 01, 2018 - 11:50 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for three women arrested for going topless on a New Hampshire beach has told the state's highest court the municipal law they're accused of violating is discriminatory and unconstitutional. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro are part of the Free the Nipple...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., smiles on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kennedy, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, will give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 30, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III says it would be easy to dismiss the first year of Donald Trump's presidency as "chaos" marked by partisanship and politics. But Kennedy says Trump has caused serious problems for the American people, including through proposals that target...
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