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  • Harvard drops policy against single-sex clubs after lawsuit

    06/30/2020 6:08:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 30 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Harvard University has dropped its policy that penalized students who were members of single-sex clubs, the university president announced. Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow released a letter Monday saying the university would stop enforcing the policy that punished students who were a part of single-sex fraternities or sororities because it could be seen as legally discriminatory based on recent court decisions. Officials instituted the policy in 2017, which prevented students from holding leadership positions in university-recognized groups and from joining athletic teams if they were a part of single-sex clubs not recognized by Harvard. They were also not able to...
  • Supreme Court Abuses Power [Weekly Update]

    06/19/2020 4:52:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Supreme Court Protects Obama Illegal Amnesty The Supreme Court Legislates from the Bench Criminal Illegals Released for Coronavirus Violate House Arrest Orders Often Stealing an Election: California’s Mail-in Ballot Scam U.S. Research Agency Fires Dozens of Scientists with Ties to China Supreme Court Protects Obama Illegal Amnesty Chief Justice Roberts and four liberal Supreme Court Justices ruled against the Trump administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty program. In doing so it has undermined the Constitution. Obama’s decision to provide amnesty for hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens under the DACA program was unlawful,...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Sex Discrimination

    06/15/2020 1:24:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 15, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement about today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court regarding sex discrimination: The Supreme Court undermined the rule of law today. In expanding the ban of sex discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity, the court engaged in an abuse of power by legislating from the bench. There has been a years-long battle by Left to change federal law to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. But Supreme Court today short-circuited the democratic process and rewrote the...
  • Blind Spots in the ‘Blind Audition’ Study

    10/21/2019 11:00:28 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2019 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    It is one of the most famous social-science papers of all time. Carried out in the 1990s, the “blind audition” study attempted to document sexist bias in orchestra hiring. Lionized by Malcolm Gladwell, extolled by Harvard thought leaders, and even cited in a dissent by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the study showed that when orchestras auditioned musicians “blindly,” behind a screen, women’s success rates soared. Or did they? Nobody questions the basic facts that led to the study’s publication. During the 1970s and ’80s, America’s orchestras became more open and democratic. To ensure impartiality, several introduced blind auditions. Two economists,...
  • Man Oh Man: Global Study Finds That MEN Face More Discrimination

    01/08/2019 3:15:37 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 January 2019 | Selwyn Duke
    “I am woman, hear me roar” about having more. This reflects reality according to a new global study finding that, contrary to the Media/Academia/Entertainment Axis narrative, men face more discrimination worldwide — and in the United States — than women do. As Science Daily reports, “Researchers from the University of Missouri and University of Essex in the United Kingdom say a new way of measuring gender inequality is fairer to both men and women, and presents a simplified but more accurate picture of peoples’ well-being than previous calculations. The new Basic Index of Gender Inequality (BIGI) focuses on three factors...
  • [Secret Memos] Did the FBI retaliate against Michael Flynn by launching Russia probe?

    06/26/2017 5:01:09 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 53 replies
    The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews. Flynn’s intervention on behalf of Supervisory Special Agent Robyn Gritz was highly unusual, and included a letter in 2014 on his official Pentagon stationary, a public interview in 2015 supporting Gritz’s case and an offer to testify on her behalf. His offer put him as a hostile...
  • Illinois School District Must Give Locker Room Access to Transgender Student, U.S. Says

    11/03/2015 9:19:31 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Corin Miller
    Officials say there was a "a preponderance of evidence” that Township High School District 211, which is based in Palatine, Illinois, failed to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. The student filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2013 after she was denied the right to have unlimited use of the girls’ locker room, the Chicago Tribune reports. A solution appeared to be in the works, until school officials put up privacy curtains in the locker room and said the student would be required to use the private area...
  • Fair Pay Isn’t Always Equal Pay

    09/22/2010 5:24:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 21, 2010 | CHRISTINA HOFF SOMMERS
    AMONG the top items left on the Senate’s to-do list before the November elections is a “paycheck fairness” bill, which would make it easier for women to file class-action, punitive-damages suits against employers they accuse of sex-based pay discrimination. The bill’s passage is hardly certain, but it has received strong support from women’s rights groups, professional organizations and even President Obama, who has called it “a common-sense bill.” But the bill isn’t as commonsensical as it might seem. It overlooks mountains of research showing that discrimination plays little role in pay disparities between men and women, and it threatens to...
  • AIG’s Joe Cassano refused to let women help take down economy

    03/01/2010 3:55:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 338+ views
    NY Post ^ | 02/25/10 | Kaja Whitehouse
    AIG’s Joe Cassano refused to let women help take down economy 4:14 PM, February 25, 2010 ι By Kaja Whitehouse A couple of former AIG employees are suing the beleaguered insurance giant for sexual discrimination in, of all places, the company’s Financial Products unit, which has been targeted as the place that nearly toppled AIG and the rest of the economy back in 2008.
  • Remove the glass ceiling or have it smashed

    10/14/2009 7:30:28 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 564+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 15, 2009 | Sue Dunlevy
    AUSTRALIAN companies should be given five years to increase the number of women sitting on their boards before government legislation forces them to do it. Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick has outlined her vision to steer corporate Australia toward "the road to gender equality". Just 8.3 per cent of board members in the nation's top 200 companies are women - the same number as two years ago. Ms Broderick said yesterday it was time for radical action to change that. She wants Australia's corporate governance rules to be changed to require top companies to set three- and five-year targets...
  • Judge Rules Separate Restrooms Unconstitutional

    04/03/2009 10:15:08 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies · 2,153+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 3-15-2005 | Scott Ott
    A San Francisco County judge, who yesterday struck down California’s ban on homosexual marriage, today ruled on the same basis that separate restrooms for men and women are unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer likened the division of washrooms to laws requiring racial segregation in schools, and said there appears to be “no rational purpose for denying women access to men’s facilities and vice versa.” “The state’s protracted denial of equal protection cannot be justified simply because such constitutional violation has become traditional,” Judge Kramer wrote. “The court finds that the legal principle of lavatorio proportio [potty parity] offers inadequate...
  • Democrats Strike Early With Labor Rights Bills

    01/08/2009 1:50:59 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies · 629+ views
    ... Two pay discrimination bills on the House floor Friday could be among the first that labor-friendly Barack Obama signs into law when he becomes president later this month. ... Last year, President George W. Bush threatened to veto both the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would overturn a 2007 Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to sue over past pay discrimination, and the Paycheck Fairness Act, which closes loopholes allowing employers to get around the 1963 law requiring equal pay for equal work. The bill the House is considering would clarify that each paycheck resulting from discrimination...
  • Court Finds Army Commander Was Denied Job For Revealing He Would Start Work as A Woman

    09/19/2008 4:36:04 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies · 267+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2008
    A former Army Special Forces commander passed over for a job as a terrorism analyst at the Library of Congress because he was in the process of becoming a she won a discrimination lawsuit on Friday.U.S. District Judge James Robinson ruled that the Library of Congress discriminated against Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., by not giving her the job after the former David Schroer disclosed he would start becoming Diane before beginning the new job. "The evidence establishes that the Library was enthusiastic about hiring David Schroer -- until she disclosed her transsexuality," Robinson wrote in his decision. "The Library...
  • UK: No more 'ladies’ day' under sex laws shake-up (Private clubs to be regulated)

    06/03/2007 9:38:23 AM PDT · by Stoat · 36 replies · 1,496+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 3, 2007 | Patrick Hennessy
    No more 'ladies’ day' under sex laws shake-up By Patrick Hennessy Political Editor, Sunday Telegraph  Last Updated: 12:39am BST 03/06/2007   Private clubs are to be banned from discriminating against members and guests on the grounds of sex in a major shake-up of equality laws.The proposals will spell an end to the "sexist" practice of women being stopped from using certain dining rooms or bars, or only being allowed to play golf on certain days of the week.Plans for a Single Equality Act, which aims to bring up to date all existing discrimination legislation, are being drawn up by Ruth...
  • Blunt forces ag chief to quit (Missouri)

    02/27/2007 6:37:59 AM PST · by Help! · 6 replies · 377+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2/27/07 | TIM HOOVER and KIT WAGAR
    JEFFERSON CITY | Fred Ferrell, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, was forced to resign Monday in the face of allegations he sexually harassed a female employee. Gov. Matt Blunt, who previously had disciplined Ferrell for the alleged harassment and gender discrimination, requested Ferrell’s resignation. Democrats charged that the Republican governor only forced out Ferrell after an uproar started to build over the allegations. The resignation came after specific details of the alleged harassment and gender discrimination became public on Friday, when the agriculture department released a Missouri State Highway Patrol investigative report. Heather Elder, the former employee who...
  • Boeing Will Pay $72.5 Million to Settle Sex-Discrimination Suit (Lawyers get Chrismas Present)

    11/12/2005 5:05:25 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 14 replies · 578+ views
    Boeing Will Pay $72.5 Million to Settle Sex-Discrimination Suit Associated Press November 12, 2005 6:13 p.m. SEATTLE -- Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $72.5 million to thousands of women to settle a class-action action sex-discrimination lawsuit, according to documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court. The pay out is the maximum allowed under a settlement agreement that won preliminary approval from a federal judge last year, The Seattle Times reported. As part of the deal, Boeing admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to change its hiring, pay, promotion practices and how it investigates employee complaints. "We've moved ahead on numerous...
  • Men's Temper Tantrums That Bother Women May Be Sex Discrimination (9th Circuit Strikes Again)

    09/23/2005 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Help! · 260 replies · 4,808+ views
    ASAP Newsletter ^ | September 2005 | Margaret Hart Edwards
    Screaming and yelling by men at work may now be sex-based discrimination if women at work find the behavior more intimidating than men do. On September 2, 2005, in E.E.O.C. v. National Education Association, (No. 04-35029), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the “reasonable woman” standard applies to workplace abusive conduct, even if there is no sexual content to the behavior. This decision significantly expands the types of behaviors that may furnish a basis for a claim of discrimination. Three women working for a labor union, the National Education Association, sued for gender discrimination claiming that the NEA...
  • Male Violinist Sues new york Philharmonic

    07/23/2005 11:32:27 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 25 replies · 1,054+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 23 05 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - A violinist who claims the New York Philharmonic fired him because he is a man says some of the women who were promoted ahead of him gave flowers and other gifts to their bosses. Anton Polezhayev, 29, says in a lawsuit that he was asked to leave after the 2003-2004 season, in the last month of his 17-month probation, despite being told by orchestra officials that he was doing "a fine job" and that his playing was "perfect." Polezhayev's lawyer, Lenard Leeds, said Friday that the Philharmonic's personnel manager, Carl R. Schiebler, even wrote a letter to...
  • SA hotel opens women-only floor

    04/01/2005 8:43:28 AM PST · by traumer · 12 replies · 457+ views
    BBC ^ | 04/01/05
    A five-star hotel in the South African port city of Durban is offering female guests rooms on a women-only floor. "The scheme was launched for security reasons. Women travelling alone are often uneasy," the Royal Hotel's deputy general manager Allen Munsami said. Female butlers will serve the food and extra feminine touches like manicure sets and magnifying mirrors for applying make-up will be available. The floor in the 251-room hotel will change from time to time for security. "We want women to feel confident about their safety," Mr Munsami told BBC News Website. But they will have to pay a...
  • UNH examines discrimination at feminist poetry slam

    03/31/2005 1:35:18 PM PST · by freespirited · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 3/25/05 | BRIAN DEKONING
    DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire is investigating a possible case of discrimination in which a male student says he was asked to leave a public feminist poetry event where women wore scissors on their necks and talked of castrating rapists. But one of the student organizers of the event says the man was asked to leave because he was a journalist for a student paper — "not because he is a man" — and that some women wanted to be anonymous when sharing personal stories that included experiences with rape. UNH senior David Huffman, 22, of Hollis, said...