Gender issues

December 14, 2018 - 3:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament has approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse." Lawmakers approved the change late Thursday. The government had to act after Germany's highest court ruled last year that people must be allowed to...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." A new study organized by Time’s Up, the Hollywood-based organization formed to promote gender equality, finds that female-led films outperform male-led movies at the box office. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide released between January 2014 and December 2017. It found that in films with small, medium and large budgets, all averaged better global grosses when a woman was listed as the lead star. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Female-led films have consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time's Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the entertainment industry to promote gender equality. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films worldwide...
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Andrea Balcer listens to testimony during the sentencing hearing for killing her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta, Maine. Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home. The teenager told a police dispatcher that she "snapped" on the night of the stabbings. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
December 04, 2018 - 8:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity and acceptance was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison. Andrea Balcer, who was 17 at the time of the fatal stabbings, asked for forgiveness from her remaining family...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:49 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela and promoting gender equality at an event in South Africa, where she opened an academy for girls a decade ago. The former talk show host on Thursday joined Graca Machel, Mandela's widow and an advocate of women's and children's...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a supporter of LGBT rights holds up an "equality flag" on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass. in support of transgender members of the military. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Nov. 23, 2018, to take up three cases on the issue. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 24, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypass lower courts that have blocked some of...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a supporter of LGBT rights holds up an "equality flag" on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass. in support of transgender members of the military. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Nov. 23, 2018, to take up three cases on the issue. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypass lower courts that have...
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Participants tear papers reading "2015 agreement between South Korea and Japan" during a weekly rally against Japanese government near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 21, 2018 - 1:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. The widely expected decision, if carried out, would effectively kill a controversial 2015 agreement...
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In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sits in a court room before a hearing at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians opened its session Friday to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes. (Mark Peters/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 5:15 am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The last surviving leaders of the communist Khmer Rouge regime that brutally ruled Cambodia in the 1970s were convicted of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes Friday by an international tribunal. Nuon Chea (NOO'-ahn CHEE'-ah) and Khieu Samphan (KEE'-yoh sahm...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, members of the LGBTQ community who are traveling with the Central American migrants caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait on the side of the road for a ride to Donaji, Mexico. Fearful of being attacked violently or sexually assaulted, they've stuck by each other's side 24 hours a day, walking and sleeping in a group. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2018 - 12:00 am
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018 file photo, Women's March demonstrators walk past the White House in Washington. Gender politics have been the defining issue of this election cycle, beginning with the mobilization by women against the election and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it is not yet clear whether the glass will crack or shatter on Election Day 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 02, 2018 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump. But it's not clear whether the #MeToo movement — and the controversy that sometimes surrounds it — will...
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