More Gender Issues Articles

  • EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics. EU leaders meet on Saturday to divide top jobs for the next half decade, and after years of...

  • Pelosi says, unlike Gillibrand, she never endured sexist comments

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called comments reportedly made by male lawmakers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand "absolutely ridiculous" and "disrespectful" but said she does not have similar tales of her early days as a House lawmaker.

  • Women to GOP: Get with the times

    Women think the Republican Party is "intolerant," "lacking in compassion" and "stuck in the past," according to a new report from the Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS and American Action Network.

  • Cantwell targets small business loan gender gap

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap. Cantwell, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation in July that would make it easier for women-owned companies to...

  • Labor Department bans transgender discrimination in federal contracting

    On Tuesday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a directive to "clarify that existing agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status."

  • It's okay to be sexist if you're a liberal attacking someone you disagree with

    Take Campbell Brown, an education advocate fighting for school choice and who wants to challenge teacher tenure.

  • Women small business owners struggle to get loans

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank. Carrie Charlick and Marcia Cubitt have $4 million in sales but have been rejected for $500,000 credit lines since 2012. Their 11-year-old company,...

  • Judge finds firm discriminated against women

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has found that a Missouri-based trucking company had a pattern of discrimination against its female drivers. The judge ruled Monday that Springfield-based New Prime Inc. violated federal law by requiring female drivers to be trained only by other female...

  • Don't let American feminists or comedians see this

    Perhaps the most sexist car insurance company I never heard of until today, Sheilas' Wheels in Britain, unveiled last week its ideal highway -- with bright pink-painted lanes just for the ladies.

  • No, 1 in 5 women have not been raped on college campuses

    A shock claim that "one in five women on college campuses have been sexually assaulted" has been parroted by politicians -- including President Obama -- who are hoping to score points defending women in a supposed war against them.

  • Monday meme: Equality through injustice

  • Should tampons be free?

    That's what columnist Jessica Valenti argues for in her latest article for Britain's Guardian newspaper.

  • Backlash: College men challenge 'guilty until proven innocent' standard for sex assault cases

    A New Jersey college student who says he was falsely accused of rape by a fellow student is suing his accuser. He says the accusation turned his world upside down.

  • Two more campus sexual assault bills introduced, and neither addresses due process

    Neither bill mentions any protections for the accused, and both bills appear to treat anyone who reports a sexual assault as an automatic victim â€" no matter whether the accusation holds true.

  • Thought experiment: Let's reverse the sexes in this story about drunk shaming

    There's apparently a new craze sweeping college campuses (which probably means just a few) -- men are "photoshaming" women who pass out before them.

From the Weekly Standard