Gender issues

This Aug. 7, 2018, photo shows an entrance at the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday, Aug. 10 to all of Japan’s medical schools asking them for six years of data on the gender and age of those who applied, of those who passed the entrance exam and of those who were admitted. (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 7:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government launched an investigation Friday into whether the nation's medical schools have discriminated against female applicants, following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire to all medical schools asking...
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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Boys Don't Cry" during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000, left, and Jared Leto poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyer Club" at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Swank and Leto portrayed transgender characters. (AP Photo)
August 07, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's decision to pull out of playing a transgender man in an upcoming film is being seen by some as an important moment in Hollywood that could lead to greater trans representation throughout the industry. That effort got a major boost Tuesday when GLAAD released an...
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August 04, 2018 - 10:42 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The mothers of three transgender teens have sued an Ohio judge who refused to allow one of the teens to legally change his name from Heidi to Elliott. The federal lawsuit naming Warren County Judge Joseph Kirby was filed Friday. Mothers of the other two teens say they fear Kirby...
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Tia Agnew, co-founder and CEO of New Day Craft, an Indianapolis-based producer of mead and cider, poses in the tasting room in Indianapolis, Monday, July 30, 2018. Agnew said she was excited to put up her "Open to All" window sticker, which she says matches her "personal and professional ethos." She's not worried that it will be a turn-off to some potential patrons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But...
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This image released by Lucasfilm shows Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. In a survey of the top 100 films of 2017, 33 featured women in a lead or co-lead. And 31.8 percent of the speaking characters were female, a number that has stayed static for a decade. (Lucasfilm via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 7:17 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white,...
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In this Sunday, June 26, 2016 photo Nicole Maines poses at her home in Portland, Maine. Maines, a transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character as a "soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others." (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 22, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Producers describe her character...
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FILE - This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the Uber app on an iPad in Baltimore. U.S. employment regulators are investigating allegations that Uber set up a pay scale that discriminated against women working for the ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 7:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened the probe in August 2017, according to a person familiar...
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English fans applaud their players after the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Belgium defeats England 2-0. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 15, 2018 - 3:19 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women. Russian women who have dated the soccer fans have been shamed by some Russian commentators, denounced for...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson said she's pulling out from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my...
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FILE - In this July 10, 2018 file photo, Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the "Skyscraper" premiere in New York. Johnson, who plays an amputee in the action movie, said Thursday, July 12, he is joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation, calling for more inclusion and opportunities for people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 12, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Dwayne Johnson plays an amputee in his latest movie. Now he's jumping in to help people with disabilities in real life. Johnson, who plays a former FBI agent with a prosthetic leg in the new action thriller "Skyscraper," said Thursday he's joining the Boston-based Ruderman Family...
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