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Gender Discrimination

Teacher-Turned-Stripper Sues Michigan School District Over Firing

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Susan Brennan, a former West Ottawa High School teacher, has filed a federal employment discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan district, claiming...

Australia, Japan Criticized For Olympian Gender Discrimination

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

BRISBANE, Australia -- Men up front, women in the back. Not so fast, Olympians....

A Pattern of Denial: How You (and I) Contribute to Abuse

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 09.11.2012 | World
Marianne Mollmann

When you work on human rights issues, you notice a certain pattern in government denial of abuse. First line of defense: it didn't happen.

What No Woman Deserves to Be Called

Yashar Ali | Posted 09.10.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

"Needy" has been transformed into a slur, an insult we use to delegitimize women's needs and concerns, making them think twice before asking for what they need -- if they ask at all.

Equal Pay, Now

Joy Lawson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business
Joy Lawson

We'd all like to think, in 2012, that pay discrimination is a thing of the past. But the pay gap still exists, and it's big.

Slaughter vs. Sandberg: Both Right

Joan Williams | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Let's not turn this into a catfight. It's not a catfight. It's a situation where two prominent, influential women are talking -- a lot and influentially -- to two different audiences.

What It's Really Like To Be 'G.I. Jane'

The New York Times | Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

As a senior in college in 2001, I was coming out of a morning class when I passed a television and saw two planes crash into the Twin Towers. That was...

Selective Abortion Outrage

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Rukhsana Hasib

The killing of baby girls by selective abortion was made illegal in India some years ago. However, enforcement of such laws is difficult.

The Courage to Speak Up: The Anti-Bystander Position

Jane Shure | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Jane Shure

What are we willing to do to protect those who are innocent and vulnerable? What are we willing to do to expose practices that disregard the dignity of others?

On the First Anniversary of Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Stand Up or Be Trampled

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Deborah J. Vagins

One year ago today, the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes prohibited the women of Wal-Mart from joining together to fight discrimination in a single lawsuit.

Group Of Gay Men Attempt To Sue Into Historic Sorority

Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.19.2012 | College

A group of gay men known as the MiAKAs are filing a lawsuit against the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for gender discrimination. MiAKA,...

STEM Title IX Before it Hits the Classroom

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

With such an emphasis on the underrepresentation of women in math and science, it's important to remember that this is not the whole story.

Can Mothers Found Start-Ups? (Hint: Yes)

Joan Williams | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Joan Williams

Mothers who drop out to spend time with children are often depicted as being pulled by a biological impulse. But there are significant pushes as well -- particularly in Silicon Valley.

My 5-Year-Old Gets It, Why Doesn't Congress?

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

How much longer must we wait before Congress realizes what my daughter has already figured out -- that boys and girls deserve the same number of pennies?

Allowing Women In Combat Would Create A Stronger Military

The New York Times | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women

More than 130 American women in military service have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. More than 800 women have been wounded. Women make up almo...

What Not to Do at Work

JJ Keith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
JJ Keith

I chose to move to Portland when I was twenty because that's where my favorite band, Sleater-Kinney lived. That tells you everything you need to know ...

The Real War On Women

Foreign Policy | Mona Eltahawy | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with he...

Watchdog To 'Stop Discrimination In Its Tracks'

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The new U.S. consumer financial watchdog said on Wednesday it will aggressively pursue...

Equal Pay -- Will We Ever Get There? An Interview With Lilly Ledbetter

Martha Burk | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

April is the month every year when the paychecks of women working full-time, year-round catch up with what men earned by the previous December 31. This year it's April 17.

The Global Problem of Gender Inequality

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

The evidence of gender discrimination is rooted in history, tradition and culture. Gender inequality is a highly debilitating stigma and leads to detriments of women's psychology of their worth and dignity to themselves and to society.

Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland: A Warning to Women

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

The decision essentially says that sick leave -- taking care of oneself -- is fundamentally different from family leave -- taking care of someone else -- in that it does not depend on gender differences or stereotypes. This is an erroneous conclusion.

What 'Mad Men' Gets Right About 1960s Women

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women

Did they really smoke that much? A Newsweek secretary-turned-Washington correspondent says the on-screen sexism, drinking, and smoking capture the off...

On Women's Rights: Yeah, Yeah, Blah, Blah, Blah Whatever

Yashar Ali | Posted 05.20.2012 | Women
Yashar Ali

It's not that men are less empathetic than women. It's just that we are conditioned not to feel comfortable showing empathy.

Women Can Earn More Than Men -- But Only In Porn

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

This month, one of Belgium's women's rights organizations, zij-kant, caused quite a stir with their annual "Equal Pay Day" message.

International Women's Day: A Time for Concern, Not Complacency

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 05.08.2012 | Women
Otaviano Canuto

There are another 364 days of the year where mem and women have to take action. This is not the time to be complacent; this is a time for us all to be concerned.