Gender issues

This Feb. 8, 2018 file photo shows Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent in London. One of Britain's top central bankers has apologized for using sexist language when saying the British economy is entering a "menopausal" moment. In a statement Wednesday, May 16 in response to The Daily Telegraph's front-page headline, Ben Broadbent said he was "sorry" for his "poor choice of language" in an interview with the newspaper. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP, file)
May 16, 2018 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's top central bankers apologized Wednesday for saying the British economy is entering a "menopausal" moment, a sexist remark that prompted widespread criticism. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ben Broadbent, the Bank of England's deputy governor for monetary...
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This April 2018 photo provided by the American Civil Liberties Union shows Katia Hills and her son. Plaintiffs Cynthia Allen and Hills filed a federal court lawsuit Monday, May 14, 2018, accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. (Susan Hills/American Civil Liberties Union via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two women have filed a federal court lawsuit accusing AT&T's mobile phone subsidiary of firing them for pregnancy-related absences in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The women allege that AT&T Mobility's attendance policy, which assigns point-based demerits...
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Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux signs the 50/50 2020 Gender Equality Pledge during the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 14, 2018 - 8:25 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The leaders of the Cannes Film Festival have signed a gender equality pledge promising to make their selection process more transparent and to push their executive boards toward gender parity. Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the...
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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 13, 2018 - 9:50 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Thousands of Israelis took to the streets early Sunday to celebrate their country's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Fans flooded Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in front of City Hall, with some euphorically jumping into a public fountain, after Netta Barzilai was announced...
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FILE- In this Aug. 23, 2007, file photo, a sign marks the entrance to a gender-neutral restroom at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. Gov. Phil Scott is expected to sign legislation, Friday, May 11, 2018, to require that all single occupancy restrooms in Vermont public buildings be marked as gender neutral. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
May 11, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers hope a new law that requires single occupancy restrooms be marked gender neutral can serve as a model for the rest of the nation. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed the bill Friday. The new law, passed with support from Vermont's three major political parties...
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Ahmad Al-Mezyed, chief executive of the General Culture Authority, speaks during a press conference for the Saudi Arabia Film Council at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. Saudi Arabia recently lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas and has erected its first pavilion at this year's Cannes film festival. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 11, 2018 - 7:46 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Saudi Arabia came to the world's largest film market to declare its newly launched film industry "open for business, but largely avoided questions about gender equality. Saudi Arabia established its first pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival, signaling its debut on the...
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Director Martin Scorsese, left, and jury president Cate Blanchett appear on stage at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows." The 71st edition of the glamorous French Riviera...
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In this April 24, 2018 photo, Chelsea Manning poses for a photograph in her apartment in North Bethesda, Md. It's one of the most unconventional U.S. Senate bids in recent memory: Manning, America's most famous convicted leaker, is seeking to win Maryland’s Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 07, 2018 - 3:08 pm
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning is no longer living as a transgender woman in a male military prison, serving the lengthiest sentence ever for revealing U.S. government secrets. She's free to grow out her hair, travel the world, and spend time with whomever she likes. But a year since...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 4, 2018 file photo, Caitlyn Jenner arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Britain’s Channel 4 has said on Friday, May 4 that Caitlyn Jenner will deliver its annual diversity lecture at the House of Commons. The 68-year-old reality television star, author and Olympic gold medalist formerly known as Bruce revealed in 2015 that she is transgender and has become a woman. It is the third lecture in the series. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)
May 04, 2018 - 12:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Channel 4 says that Caitlyn Jenner will deliver its annual diversity lecture at the House of Commons. The 68-year-old reality television star, author and Olympic gold medalist formerly known as Bruce, revealed in 2015 that she is transgender and has become a woman. It is the...
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Laverne Cox attends the Planned Parenthood Benefit Gala at Spring Studios on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
May 02, 2018 - 3:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox was honored by Planned Parenthood of New York City at its annual gala. Cox praised the organization at Tuesday night's gala for providing health care to transgender people around the country. "So often when we talk about women's health...
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