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Lafayette adds transgender antidiscrimination protections
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - The Lafayette City Council has approved antidiscrimination protections for transgender people. The (Lafayette) Journal & Courier reports ( ) council members voted unanimously Tuesday to add gender identity, age and veteran status to the list of protections in the city's human relations ordinance. The ordinance already ...
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New Hampshire transgender coalition pushes for protections
A new coalition launched Wednesday with a goal of securing equal rights for New Hampshire’s transgender residents. Freedom New Hampshire is working with partners in local law enforcement, business, education, the American Civil Liberties Union, PFLAG-NH and Transgender New Hampshire to build grassro...
317 points by Concord Monitor | Transgender Gender New England Civil liberties Woman Gender role New Hampshire Massachusetts
Column ‘Why I’ll never date a feminist’ earns mockery and insults
A Missouri journalist’s column headlined “Why I’ll Never Date a Feminist” turned him into one of the top targets of social media mockery.
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10 quotes that define this iconic anti-feminist
The late Phyllis Schlafly was no stranger to controversy. As a conservative activist, she staunchly opposed feminism and abortion, disdained multiculturalism and spoke out against LGBT rights -- netting her legions of supporters and detractors.
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Matt Lauer aids Trump's sexist strategy
The NBC anchor's grilling of Clinton and soft treatment of Trump yet another teachable moment of what awaits women who seek power.
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Seattle hospital to open gender clinic for transgender youth
SEATTLE (AP) - Transgender youth will have a place to go for coordinated medical care when a new clinic opens at Seattle Children's Hospital next month. KING-TV reports ( ) that doctors trained in transgender care will provide services to transgender kids entering puberty at the hospital's new Gender Clinic. ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Medicine Hospital Physician Transgender Health care Gender Surgery Puberty
Why Sony Pictures Classics Thinks Backing Female Directors is Good for Business and Art
When Tom Bernard and Michael Barker saw “Equity” at last winter’s Sundance Film Festival, they knew immediately that the thriller about women breaking Wall Street’s glass ceiling would tap into the zeitgeist — before reviews even hit, the Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents snapped up the movie and gamed out a release plan that saw the studio debuting the... Read more »
1400 points by Variety | Sony Pictures Entertainment Film Academy Award for Best Actress Sony Film director Sundance Film Festival Gender
It’s never been so easy to pack heat and still look sexy
ATLANTA — Does this gun make me look fat? For decades, women have had few choices when it comes to the clothing they can wear to hide that they’re carrying a firearm. They could wear baggy T-shirts or coats, or put it in a purse and hope it didn’t get swiped or that they didn’t...
607 points by New York Post | Firearm Concealed carry in the United States Gun politics Gun Gun laws in the United States Clothing Woman Gender
Actress Pamela Adlon on New FX Series ‘Better Things,’ Sundance Movie ‘First Girl I Loved’
Pamela Adlon — who got her start on shows that included “The Facts of Life,” and went on to voice Bobby Hill in “King of the Hill” — is co-creator (with Louis C.K.) and star of the FX series “Better Things,” which debuts Sept. 8. She can also be seen — or heard — this... Read more »
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How Airbnb is addressing its racial-bias problem
In response to growing complaints of racial bias among its users, Airbnb will beef up its nondiscrimination policy, do more to diversify its own workforce and offer implicit-bias training to its hosts, according to a report released Thursday after a three-month review by the company. But the short-term...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Racism Gender Discrimination Hotel Sexual orientation Heteronormativity Affirmative action Adultism
Women buying firearms creates concealed carry fashion market
Scottsdale company makes holsters, clothing designed for women.
22 points by Arizona Daily Star | Firearm Concealed carry in the United States Gun politics Gun laws in the United States Clothing Woman Want Gender
Airbnb Adopts Rules in Effort to Fight Discrimination by Its Hosts
The short-term rental company has been facing criticism that some hosts reject renters based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, age or disability.
11 points by The New York Times | Discrimination Civil liberties Gender Human rights Eric Holder Racism Adultism Heteronormativity
Airbnb makes changes to halt racist, discriminatory practices
The company is responding to complaints that crystallized in the #Airbnbwhileblack hashtag.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Discrimination Civil liberties Civil and political rights Human rights Racism Adultism Affirmative action Gender
Las Vegas transgender activists say uphill battle still exists for Southern Nevada community
Some people are right-handed; others are left-handed. One doesn’t think twice about which hand to use. They end up doing what is comfortable. It’s the same for transgender people, according to local college lecturer and trans-activist Missy Parker, who recently led a talk at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center.
29 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Transgender Sexual orientation Gender LGBT Homosexuality Gender identity Gender identity disorder Third gender
Study finds inequality unchanged in Hollywood
Despite widespread discussion about diversity in the movie business, a new study finds that little is changing in Hollywood for women, minorities, LGBT people and others who continue to find themselves on the outside of an industry where researchers say inequality is “the norm.”
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Transgender Woman Female Gender Male LGBT Sex Film
At Philly's Mutter Museum, bones, booze and LGBT progress
It would have been a typical young professionals happy hour - cheese platters, cocktails, polite conversation - but for the skull in the glass case at the front of the room.
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Police: Woman attacked while jogging in park
The assailant tried to pull her toward the Rouge River before she could escape, Livonia police said.        
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Transgender student locker room access debate erupts in Elgin
Another controversy over locker room access for a transgender student is brewing after a local school board member took to Facebook about the matter Monday. Elgin-based School District U-46 board member Jeanette Ward wrote that Tuesday marks the first day that transgender students will be able...
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Why do white men love Donald Trump so much?
Stagnant incomes are key to the story.
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How Canada is dealing with transgender rights on driver's licenses, at the doctor and in their national anthem
Carys Massarella doesn't understand what gender has to do with driving laws anyway.  "If a police officer pulls you over for speeding, it's not because you're a woman who was speeding or a man that's speeding. It's because you're speeding," said Massarella. "Do you really need a gender identifier...on...
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Man allegedly beat relative to death with spiked bat
Police: Woman tried to get relative to leave west side home on Friday        
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Are women being played by 'feminist' ads?
Feminism and capitalism are converging. Some people aren't crazy about the results.         
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Man charged in chaotic Harrison Twp. home invasion
Erik Niedzwiecki allegedly forced his way into a home early Wednesday morning and fought with the homeowners        
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You're sexist. And so am I.
The most insidious form of sexism isn’t the one we see when we look out at the world, but the one we fail to see when we look inside ourselves.         
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Why CEO Carolyn Cassin says women are key to Detroit's resurgence
Cassin, who leads the Michigan Women's Foundation, says women lead about 80% of households in the city.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Michigan Woman Gender Want Detroit Entrepreneurship Western Michigan University Grand Rapids Michigan
Police: man fatally stabbed woman in domestic dispute in VA
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a woman is dead after apparently being stabbed by a man in a domestic dispute. Police say they were called Friday night to a home in Manassas. Police say when they arrived they found an adult male and an adult female suffering ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Violence Stabbing Injuries Penetrating trauma Female Gender Virginia Woman
Some businesses to close for 'Day Without Immigrants'
Andrew V. PestanoFeb. 16 (UPI) -- The United States is preparing for "A Day Without Immigrants" in which immigrants will boycott businesses and schools to highlight their role in society.
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Women announce date for general strike
The organizers of the Women's March on Washington have set the date for their general strike, dubbed "A Day Without A Woman," for March 8, which is International Women's Day.
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Minister: American Girl doll 'a trick of the enemy'
A move by a national doll manufacturer to add the first boy to its lineup has one local minister in a tizzy.        
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N.C. minister enraged after American Girl introduces boy doll
A move by a national doll manufacturer to add the first boy to its lineup has one local minister in a tizzy.       
15485 points by USA Today | Gender Gender role Boy Female Asheville North Carolina Gender identity Transgender Man
Berlinale: ‘Sworn Virgin’ Director Laura Bispuri Set For ‘Daughter of Mine’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Italian director Laura Bispuri, whose transgender-themed “Sworn Virgin” was a 2015 Berlinale competition standout, will shoot Sardinia-set motherhood drama “Daughter of Mine,” about a young girl torn between her natural mother and her adoptive one. Germany’s The Match Factory is on board as both co-producer and world sales agent. Principal photography is scheduled to start... Read more »
387 points by Variety | Nora Ephron Adoption Film Woman Mother Gender Executive producer Family
Lost luggage rates hit record low and canceled flights drop to 22-year low
U .S.-based airlines last year had the lowest rate of lost luggage, canceled flights and passengers getting bumped off overbooked planes in decades, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Tuesday. But the number of discrimination complaints from passengers rose sharply in 2016 compared...
-2 points by Los Angeles Times | Discrimination Airline Sexism Aircraft Baggage handler Gender Delta Air Lines Overbooking
Journalist sorry for Melania comments
New York Times journalist Jacob Bernstein is publicly apologizing via Twitter for remarks he made regarding first lady Melania Trump in a private conversation with model and actress Emily Ratajkowski.
883 points by CNN | Nudity Carl Bernstein Nora Ephron The Washington Post Heartburn All the President's Men Gender Woman
Girls still don’t think they are as smart as boys, research shows
Gender stereotypes live on: Research published in the journal Science found that girls starting at the age of 6 are less likely than boys of the same age to believe that girls are "really, really smart."
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Jacksonville passes historic LGBT protection
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville City Council has voted to update the city's civil rights laws to ban discrimination against gays and lesbians. Tuesday's 12 to six vote was a victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. Mayor Lenny Curry said he will let it become law ...
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‘Doubt’ Creators on Working With Katherine Heigl After ‘Grey’s,’ Not Focusing on Trans Character’s Gender Identity
After working for nine seasons on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” as executive producers and later as showrunners, the husband and wife duo of Tony Phelan and Joan Rater is moving on to another procedural: the new CBS legal drama “Doubt,” which stars Katherine Heigl, Elliott Gould, and Laverne Cox. Phelan and Rater talked to Variety about what they learned from their “Grey’s” days, the... Read more »
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The Latest: Senate leader pans governor's HB2 repeal bill
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on legislation proposed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal a state law limiting LGBT rights (all times local): 2:15 p.m. North Carolina's most powerful state senator isn't impressed with legislation proposed by Gov. Roy Cooper that would repeal a state law limiting ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Transgender United States Sexual orientation North Carolina Proposal Third gender Legislature Gender
St. Laurence plans to go coed, accept current Queen of Peace students
St. Laurence High School, an all-male institution for about a half century, plans to go coed. The St. Laurence Board of Directors voted Monday to initially open the school to students at the all-female Queen of Peace, which recently announced it will close at the end of this school year. In the...
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Peroutka testifies as robocall trial begins
Anne Arundel County Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka recorded seven messages that would be distributed to voters as robocalls in the days leading up to his 2014 election, reading from scripts given to him by his senior campaign manager at the time, Dennis Fusaro. Had he been asked to record...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Sexual orientation Transgender Anne Arundel County Maryland Coming out Voting Witness Gender LGBT
N. Carolina governor offers 'compromise' repealing LGBT law
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is proposing what he calls a compromise to repeal an LGBT law that has led to lost business expansions and sporting events.Cooper said Tuesday the proposal does away with House Bill 2, which limits LGBT rights and directs transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Transgender Sexual orientation United States Third gender North Carolina Homosexuality Gender identity Gender
Courts question distinction between sex, sexuality in discrimination cases
Every night Marsha Wetzel barricades herself in her room at Glen St. Andrew Living Community. The 69-year-old pushes a table against the door to keep out people who may want to hurt her. Since moving into the senior housing facility in Niles, Wetzel has been hit, spit on and rammed into by other...
1685 points by Chicago Tribune | Gender Supreme Court of the United States Court systems Judge Discrimination Civil Rights Act of 1968 Homosexuality Sexual orientation
Valentine love: Be a partner in equality fight
Valentine's Day is Tuesday and most years, I'd say that flowers or dinner or jewelry or all of the above are great ways for men to show the women in their lives they care.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Gender Domestic violence Want Women's rights Human rights Gender equality Gender role Woman
Transgender woman, male model to present Grammy awards
The Grammys are changing things up this time.
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A man and transgender woman will present trophies at Grammys
"To be honest, the idea of a 'trophy girl' has felt antiquated for some time now," the president of the Recording Academy, said in a statement.
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TV Review: ‘Doubt’ With Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox
“Doubt” is what might happen if a Shonda Rhimes show got lost on the way to production and accidentally ended up at CBS. It touts many of the hallmarks of Rhimes’ glitzy workplace soaps: The legal drama stars Katherine Heigl, formerly of “Grey’s Anatomy,” as Sadie Ellis, a heroine with twisted parentage, consuming investment for... Read more »
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Officers rescue 2 women tied up in SW Philly home invasion, collar 3 suspects

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All in the hips: Study reveals how to own dancefloor
A new scientific study has revealed that dance moves with significant hip swing while moving legs and thighs independently are rated high on attractiveness. Read Full Article at
87 points by Russia Today | Dance Dance therapy Male Female Personality psychology Gender Big Five personality traits Performance
Cops searching for man who swiped woman’s purse, $800
Cops are searching for a man who snatched a purse containing $800 in cash from a woman in Hell’s Kitchen Tuesday night. The 67-year-old victim told police that as she was walking down West End Avenue near West 59th Street, a man approached her and quickly yanked her purse out of her arms before fleeing...
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'The future is female': Young feminists you should be following on Twitter
Some of these feminist follows are famous -- others aren't (yet).       
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CCSD settles discrimination case with transgender police officer
Former school police officer Bradley Roberts sued the Clark County School District in 2014 after officials barred him from using either the men’s or women’s restrooms at district facilities.
416 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Police officer Gender Police Civil procedure Constable Discrimination Man