Posts tagged "gender discrimination"

Jian Ghomeshi Has Been Charged With Four Counts Of Sexual Assault

Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post] Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot] Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella]…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 26, 2014

Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, "Science documents discrimination against women in science." I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who've studied or are currently studying science. Care to weigh in with…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2012

Iran Bans Women From 77 College Courses

This coming academic year, 36 universities in Iran have announced that 77 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences courses will now be "single gender" and therefore only available to men. With women outnumbering men by three to two in passing this year’s university entrance exam, The Daily Beast theorizes Iranian leaders are becoming "concerned…
By: Daley Quinn / August 22, 2012

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city's rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

Today’s Lady News: “Women Aren’t Discriminated Against Anymore,” Says Romney Advisor

An advisor of Mitt Romney's 2012 GOP presidential campaign, Robert Bork gave an interview with Newsweek where he criticized the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. "Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts," Bork said. "It seems to me silly to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Italian Company Fires All Women “So They Can Stay Home” With Kids

When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: "We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

What Walmart’s Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Victory Will Mean For Women

Over a million women cannot sue Walmart as a class in a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled today. The the womens' class-action lawsuit, the largest in history, comprised past and present Walmart employees who said they were systematically oppressed by the company, paid less and denied promotions at…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 20, 2011

Turkey Is Berated For Ignoring Domestic Violence

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 10, 2009