Posts tagged "gender discrimination"

Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech…

Katrin Higher | July 11, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Google Shows Women Fewer Ads For High-Paying Jobs Than Men

A study from Carnegie Mellon found that women are less likely to be shown ads for high-paying jobs while conducting a Google search than men, which is not precisely surprising,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Twitter Is Facing Gender Discrimination Class Action Lawsuit On Its 9th Birthday

Happy Birthday Twitter, your senior management staff is a sexist boys club! Like most tech firms in Silicon Valley, Twitter is no exception in partaking in the frat-like “no women…

Katrin Higher | March 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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]

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

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…

Daley Quinn | August 22, 2012 - 9:20 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2011 - 5:20 pm

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:…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 6:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2011 - 1:20 pm

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…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 10, 2009 - 7:45 pm