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Sex Discrimination

Sex Discrimination At Wal-Mart: The "Bitches" Lawsuit That Just Won't Die

Al Norman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Business
Al Norman

The day before Betty Dukes and 4 other women workers at Wal-Mart dropped their suit, 6 other women from the affected plaintiff class stepped forward to assert their right to pursue their civil rights.

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

Trump's Tough Love for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

While Trump's flaunting of divorces, affairs, and other indiscretions may indicate a certain hubris and lack of regard for public opinion, none of it counts as abuse for everyday American women. The real abuse will come from his policy ideas if he's elected.

Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

Republicans Move to Hide the Gender Pay Gap

Martha Burk | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

If Republicans really cared about the EEOC's "mission not accomplished" record due to budget starvation, it would increase funding for investigation and prosecution of giant corporations getting fat off our tax dollars -- while women working for them still slave away for 79 cents on the dollar.

North Carolina's New Anti-LGBT Law is Senseless -- And Sinister

Tom Spiggle | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Tom Spiggle

It's easy to ridicule North Carolina's new anti-LGBT law, but it's actually very disturbing. The idea that Tar Heel politicians felt such an urgent need to start policing bathrooms that they held an emergency session inspires mockery, not fear. But the law, passed with little review late last month, has a sinister side as well.

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Now Illegal Under Federal Law: Here's How To Prove it

Donna Ballman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Donna Ballman

The EEOC has brought it's first discrimination lawsuits on behalf of gay workers, arguing that the federal law that covers sex discrimination also pro...

Family Leave Programs Should Favor Women Over Men

Janis Powers | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Janis Powers

Make no mistake, however. There's nothing gender neutral about having a baby. Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum recovery are strictly women's issues. Since healthy women are the foundation for producing healthy babies, the design of any family leave program must prioritize the needs of women over those of men.

Women in the Crosshairs of ACA Repeal

Martha Burk | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Preventive services like mammograms and birth control are provided without deductibles or co-pays under Obamacare. If the system is dismantled, get ready to pay up or lose these benefits altogether.

One City Takes a Giant Step for Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Too often when Albuquerque, New Mexico, makes headlines, it's bad news -- a police department under scrutiny by the Justice Department, or a seemingly unsolvable homeless problem. But recently the city made news for something good -- especially good for women.

Marriage Equality, Sex Discrimination, and the Future of LGBT Rights

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

Such an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts would not only strengthen the decision but put into the Supreme Court's toolbox the importance of viewing discrimination against someone on the basis of her sexual orientation as simple sex discrimination. This would help bring "heightened scrutiny" into consideration in future gay-rights cases.

Mitigation Not Litigation Will Move Women Forward in Tech

Greg Autry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Technology
Greg Autry

The legal battle between Ellen Pao and the legendary Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has sparked a media frenzy over the prevalence of gender discrimination in California's technology entrepreneurship gold rush.

Golf's Green Dinos

Martha Burk | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports
Martha Burk

For it's first 80 years, females (including Rometty who showed up in pink) were denied the green jacket but allowed on the grounds during the tourney to "entertain clients." That sent a powerful message about women's true place -- not only in the business hierarchy, but society in general.

Trans Legal Trailblazers Macy and Glenn Speak Out for Sweeping Educational Efforts

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

This is an opportunity to educate the general population that discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression, which encompasses tens of millions of people, is illegal and harmful to the bottom line. This is an opportunity to humanize and overcome ignorance and fear so that there is no desire to deny employment in the first place.

Catholic Church Says It Doesn't Have To Show Up In Court After Fired Female Teacher Files Suit

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion

When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: "You are in my pra...

The Women's Vote: Ebola or Equal Pay?

Martha Burk | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Ebola-hawking candidates are trying for a bait and switch, but my bet's on women. Voting for someone who plays on Ebola fears while denying female workers a chance at equal pay is a fool's game -- and female voters are not fools.

No Dogs or Women Allowed

Martha Burk | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Martha Burk

Barreling headlong into the 20th Century, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, votes September 18 on whether to admit women. It's the same day Scots go to the polls to vote on whether to secede from Britain.

Women, Hobby Lobby and the GOP: Hell to Pay in November?

Martha Burk | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Republicans have been saying that the "war on women" Democrats accuse them of waging is a fake issue. Really? If it's not a war, it's one hell of a frontal assault. We'll see if women remember in November.

50 Years After the Civil Rights Act, Is the Joke on Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

What's the Difference? Try Our International Women's Day Quiz and Find Out!

OECD | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact
OECD

By Patrick Love "How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard." That's the opening of John Knox...

Obama Should Stop Talking and Start Acting on Equal Pay

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Obama said Congress should pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would outlaw the practice of prohibiting employees from discussing their pay with others, and also allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect some pay data by race and gender. But it's half a loaf at best.

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

The Debate Over the ERA Continues

Rachna Choudhry | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Rachna Choudhry

The debate over an Equal Rights Amendment began three years after women received the right to vote -- and continues today. The proposal was recently re-introduced in Congress, along with a new strategy.

Tiger Woods Barred From British Open; U.S. Players Stay Silent

Martha Burk | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Martha Burk

Geoff Ogilvy, a former United States Open champion from Australia, described the club's policy as "archaic" but agreed with Woods: "I don't agree with their stance but you can't force people to do something."