Latest Gender discrimination News

Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain's grueling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-year-old Irishwoman, rode Minella...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

2 Kansas police officers allege discrimination in lawsuit

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Two female police officers allege in a lawsuit that the Overland Park, Kansas, police department discriminated against them when it repeatedly passed over them for promotions in favor of younger, less experienced men. Capt. Kathleen Morgan and...

Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Apr. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researchers who examined the ad-delivery algorithms of Facebook and LinkedIn found that...

Turkey rejects claims of sexist snub towards von der Leyen

Apr. 08, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Thursday strongly rejected accusations that it snubbed Ursula von der Leyen — one of the European Union’s most powerful executives — because of her gender after a protocol gaffe during a meeting at the Turkish presidential palace ignited a public...

Olympic gold: Clemson men's track tries to save its program

Apr. 07, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

Middle-distance runner Kameron Jones' lasting mark on the Clemson track and field program may not have anything to do with the times he turns in or the medals he brings home. It will be a win, for sure — just not on the track but through lobbying efforts or, possibly,...

Discrimination part of everyday life for Peru's trans people

Apr. 07, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image of her Peruvian elections registration with her names and gender given at birth, all of which she no longer identifies with,...

Union sues, says school board's $1,000 stipend discriminates

Apr. 07, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A teachers union has sued a northwest Louisiana school system, saying a $1,000 bonus discriminates against women, older workers and disabled people. The Caddo Parish School Board approved the “Caddo Heroes Stipend Allocation” for full-time...

Four companies enter consent decree to end discrimination

Apr. 01, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office announced Thursday it reached consent decrees with four companies, including a temporary staffing agency, to resolve allegations of workplace segregation and sex discrimination in hiring. DSI Holdings Corp., the...

Montana House backs bill on religious challenges to rules

Apr. 01, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House passed a bill Thursday that would allow people to challenge government regulations that interfere with their religious beliefs. The approval, on a 59-38 vote, came a day after lawmakers rejected an amendment that would have made...