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Sexual Discrimination

Why Women Deserve Better From Washington

Jason Ritchie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

Just look at who voted for the Lily Ledbetter Act of 2009. If your representative voted 'Nay', they believe that women should be paid less than men. Let's get these 'Mad Men' out of office and allow common sense to prevail.

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

What Sexism Tastes Like in Istanbul

Janis Powers | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Janis Powers

During the taxi ride back to my hotel, I realize that my lunch was not lamb or chicken or almond soup. I was served a big fat plate of sexual discrimination.

Sexual Harassment: Know Your Rights

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

You don't have to put up with lewd comments from your boss. You don't have to suffer in silence while being objectified. You have legal protections! That's why I invited lawyer Mike Pospis to give us a lesson in sexual harassment lawsuits.

Suing the Old Boys' Club of Big Law

Kate McGuinness | Posted 02.06.2013 | Women
Kate McGuinness

When lawyers manage their own businesses, their own law firms, they should be expected to obey the law. Often, they don't -- especially when the law mandates equal treatment for female employees.

Waitress Suing Restaurant Over Skimpy Schoolgirl Dress Code

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

More restaurants and bars may be trying to attract customers by having their waitresses don skimpy outfits, but not all employees think it's fair for ...

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.

Former Burbank Police Officer Wins $1.3 Million From City

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.20.2012 | Los Angeles

A former Burbank deputy police chief was awarded $1.29 million Monday after a jury found that he was fired for speaking out against racial discriminat...

New Trial Ordered In Tyson Foods Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- A new trial has been ordered in a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. The ruling, published Wednesday, by th...

America's Most Sexist Jobs

ForbesWoman | Posted 08.28.2011 | Women

Sexism in the American workforce doesn’t look like it once did. Mad Men era bosses–in tailored suits and mild inebriation, chasing secretaries aro...

White House Launches Campaign To Help Schools Prevent Sexual Harassment

AP | By HOLLY RAMER and KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.04.2011 | College

DURHAM, N.H. -- A nation that prides itself on fighting the abuse of power has an obligation to prevent sexual violence in schools and on college camp...

Walmart Sex Bias Suit Heads To Supreme Court

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Christine Kwapnoski hasn't done too badly in nearly 25 years in the Wal-Mart family, making more than $60,000 a year in a job she enjoys...

Catholic College Fires Gay Part-Time Professor

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — A Catholic college in Philadelphia says it has fired a part-time professor after learning from a post on his blog that he has bee...

Wal-Mart Asks the Supreme Court to Protect It From Wage Discrimination Claims

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

A decision for Wal-Mart would have far-ranging effects on women employees in general by making it more difficult to challenge gender-based pay discrimination.

Christian Innkeepers Found Guilty For Turning Away Gay Couple

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Two Christian innkeepers have been convicted of sexual discrimination for refusing to allow a gay coupl...

The Last Legitimate Bastion of "Separate but Equal"

Andrei Markovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

Title IX's empowering legacy is nothing short of transformative, indeed revolutionary. And yet, its empowering legacy merely aspired to a situation of "separate but equal" in the culturally crucial world of sports.

Debrahlee Lorenzana Says Citigroup Fired Her Because She Was Too Hot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A New York City woman has sued Citigroup for firing her because she was just too good-looking, reports the Village Voice. Debrahlee Lorenzana, a 33...

Single Mom Fired From Job For Anonymous Sex Blog

Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi

How can someone be fired for something they do after working hours -- anonymously? Was she writing about her employer, her work, her colleagues, or her boss? No.

COLUMN: The Rape Question

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Imagine the following scenario: A girl goes to a frat party, drinks too much and has sex with a guy she just met. The next day she does not remember a...

Three Laws to Protect Americans from Sexual Discrimination

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

The children and workers in this country need Obama to protect them on the playground and in the workplace.