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College Instructor Claims Discrimination From ‘Boys Club’ April 6, 2007

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CHICAGO — A long-time instructor and technician at Columbia College Chicago claims she was fired after she reported alleged discrimination from her colleagues.  Debbie Sandlin was hired at Columbia College, at 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Sept. 22, 1997 and held the position of full-time computer technician and part-time instructor at the time of her firing on May 19, 2006, according to a suit filed Thursday in federal court.  Sandlin first approached the assistant vice president of human resources at the college, Stephanie Griffin, in September 2005 to discuss her unfair treatment and the “boys club” environment that discluded her from the decision-making process because she was female, the suit said.

Subsequent to that meeting, Sandlin met with her department chair, Annette Barbier, to discuss her claims of disparate treatment. Barbier was upset with Sandlin for taking her sexual discrimination complaints to human resources, and wanted her “gone” as a result, according to the suit.



Mums ‘face jobs discrimination’ February 28, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Britain, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Commission for Equality and Human Rights, Discriminate, Discrimination, discrimination against mothers, discrimination at work, gender discrimination, Job, job discrimination against mothers, mother, The Equalities Review.
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Mothers with young children face more discrimination in the workplace than any other group of people in Britain, according to a report.

The Equalities Review found that women with children under 11 are half as likely as men to be given a job.

The review, which publishes its final report later, was commissioned by Tony Blair in 2005 to examine persistent inequality of all kinds and to create a foundation for the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights, which starts work in October.


In an interim report last March, it said it had found evidence of “chronic, persistent and unjust inequalities” in British society.

“In too many circumstances there is evidence of severe social and economic penalties for not being male, white, straight, or able-bodied,” said the interim report’s authors, led by CEHR chair Trevor Phillips.

They described the Review’s aim as “the removal of unfair penalties associated with for example, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation”.

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Op-Ed: Gender discrimination works both ways January 30, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, equal rights, gender discrimination.
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A student from North Dakota State University sent this Op-Ed piece to us.  We included it as it discusses sexual equality in today’s society.

By: Cheryl Childs

Last semester, columnist Ron Johnson’s column on the “Got Privilege?” display generated quite a bit of feedback from readers.

Johnson wrote,”I think women in this country shouldn’t really complain that they don’t have equal rights as men. They are offered more opportunities here than in any other place in the world.”

Several of the letters to the editor said that even though women have it better here than elsewhere, it’s still not fair that women don’t have equal rights.

I disagree with that sentiment.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe women should have the same rights as men.

The thing is, though, we already do.

Women have the legal right to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, truck drivers and pretty much any other career they desire, provided that they, like the men, do the necessary work to get there. I, as a female, have never felt discriminated against based on my gender.

Yes, my gender does have to contend with stereotypes, impossible ideals of beauty and portrayal in the media as being moody, irrational or ditzy.


Joel Connelly: Sexism’s alive and well on the right January 23, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Fox News, gender discrimination, John Gibson, Sexism, Sexist.
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Even after the 2006 election sent several retired military officers to Congress, only four U.S. senators and nine House members either have served in Iraq or sent close kinfolk into harm’s way.

The best known is Sen. James Webb, D-Va., who has a son in Iraq. Webb was recently condemned by conservative pundit George Will for his brusque retort to President Bush’s jocular “How’s that boy of yours?” query at a post-election reception.

In Great Britain, in contrast to “the Colonies,” Queen Elizabeth II has sent a husband-to-be, a son and presently a grandson into harm’s way. Is Basra ready for Prince Harry?

A salient question — Who gets to sacrifice? — was on the mind of Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., recently as she questioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice before a Senate hearing.

“Now the issue is who pays the price,” Boxer said. “Who pays the price? I’m not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young. You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families.”

It was a striking moment, but not without precedent.

Reacting to escalation of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and again 34 years later in the Iraq war, former Sen. George McGovern said, “I am sick and tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.”


Harvard professor: Department is bastion of sexism January 21, 2007

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A Harvard University professor who accused the school of gender discrimination has withdrawn her resignation, but said Thursday that the school’s landscape architecture department remains a bastion of sexism.Martha Schwartz, 56, complained that the department has never had a tenured female professor in its 106 years.

“I’m not pointing at any one person or any one thing, but this should have happened a long time ago,” Schwartz, who lives in London, said in a telephone interview.

Schwartz, who has taught at the university since 1992 while developing an international landscape architecture practice, submitted a letter of resignation last week.

“How can this lack of parity be allowed to exist in this day and age in any department within Harvard University, no matter how small the department may be?” she wrote in the letter to interim President Derek Bok.


Store takes heat for selling violent and sexist ‘Problem Solved’ T-shirt January 14, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, gender discrimination, offensive, Sexism, Sexist, violence.
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A children’s T-shirt has aroused the ire of a local shopper.

The T-shirt depicts two panels of stick figures, with a male figure pushing a female figure out of a box. Captioned “Problem Solved,” the shirt has appalled people engaged in deterring domestic violence.

“I thought that shirt was very offensive, and I’m sure people who made that shirt thought it was cute,” District Attorney Evert Fowle said Friday. “But when you prosecute 728 domestic violence cases a year, it’s not cute.”

The shirt was removed briefly after a customer protested — but later returned to the shelves of the Augusta Kmart.

Earlier this week, Kristin Aiello of Hallowell told Kmart store manager Joyce Beane the message on the shirt was offensive.

“I see so much domestic abuse in our community,” said Aiello, a lawyer who frequently represents children involved in the court system. “I see children in jeopardy.”


Man Argues “Ladies Night” is Sexist January 14, 2007

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DENVER — It may be a last call for Ladies Night.  A state civil rights agency is reportedly backing a man’s claims that he was discrimated against at a Denver night club hosting a “Ladies Night.”  Ladies Night — a promotion that often allows women in for free at clubs — is often used as a way to bring more men and women to the clubs on weekday nights that are less crowded.

But Steve Horner said it’s outright gender discrimination to which many government agencies have turned a blind eye.

“I think that’s what the modern-day feminist issue was all about — we’re equal,” Horner said.  He said equality became an issue for him when he said he was asked to pay a $5 entry fee at the Proof NiteClub while women were getting in free.”  I said, ‘This is discrimination.’ And he said, ‘Go ahead and file a complaint.’ And so I did,” Horner said.  Horner went to the state Department of Regulatory Services, Division of Civil Rights. Horner says he’s received a letter from the agency indicating that evidence of discrimination was found.


Boy can’t sue for being barred from girls’ team December 1, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Football, gender, gender discrimination, Sexism.
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The irony of this story about gender discrimination is that just today ABC News carried a article called “Female Football Player Follows in Pro Brother’s Footsteps.”  The article talks about the accomplishment of the female football player, Holley Mangold, who was the first female to play a down from scrimmage in an Ohio Division III high school football game.  It would seem then as though there is not a logical standard to decide which students can or cannot participate in sports teams predominated by the opposite sex.   The featured article follows below:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A boy who wanted to compete on his high school’s girls’ gymnastics team cannot sue for gender discrimination, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

The District 4 Court of Appeals upheld a judge’s dismissal of Keith Michael Bukowski’s lawsuit against the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, which has a rule prohibiting boys from competing in girls’ sports. Bukowski filed the lawsuit as a junior at Stevens Point Area High School in 2004. He argued the WIAA rule preventing him from trying out for and competing on the girl’s gymnastics team discriminated against him because his school did not have a boys’ team.

Bukowski argued that the rule violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution as well as a federal law known as Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funds.


UCLA Discrimination dispute settled October 18, 2006

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The university put the lid on a years-old dispute, settling a case with a professor who had claimed gender discrimination and who had been accused of inappropriate behavior.

In early 2005, the university brought charges against Dr. Sally Blower, who was then a professor in the biomathematics department of the UCLA School of Medicine, accusing her of threatening students and harassing faculty.

Blower has left the Department of Biomathematics and is currently a professor in residence at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Department of Psychiatry.

Though trouble had been brewing through 2004, the matter came to a head in early 2005 when the university brought charges against Blower.

In an article published in April 2005, Science magazine reported that the charges against Blower included failure to hold examinations as scheduled, use of her position to coerce students, verbal abuse, false statements and disparagement and harassment of faculty members.

At the time, Blower vehemently denied all of the accusations against her. She told the Daily Bruin in April 2005 that the charges were “ridiculous.”


Anti-White Racism And Gender Discrimination At Carnegie Mellon University? August 29, 2006

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A former research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University filed a federal lawsuit against the school yesterday claiming both gender and race discrimination.

Joann Paul, who was hired in the electrical and computer engineering department in 1997, said she was denied promotion at the university because she is an American-born white woman.

The lawsuit names Carnegie Mellon, as well as Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of engineering, and Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, the acting department head.

Ms. Paul filed the Title IX lawsuit claiming that in 30 years, three white women have applied for promotion in the department, and all three were denied it.


South Africa: Homosexuals Discriminate Against Heterosexuals and Women because it’s “Necessary” for Democracy July 19, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discrimination, Gay, gender discrimination, Gender Equality, Heterosexual, Homosexual, Lesbian, South Africa, Women.
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– It’s okay for guest houses catering to a homosexual clientele to discriminate against heterosexual couples, women, and lesbians, the Commission on Gender Equality ruled recently, saying it is a “necessity in our democratic society.”

The Human Rights Commission received an official complaint against two Amsterdam guest houses over a year ago, stating that the resorts were billed as “men only.” The Gay and Lesbian Alliance initiated the action after claiming to receive 107 complaints of discrimination from women, lesbians and heterosexual couples who had been turned away, Pretoria News reported yesterday.