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March 31, 2014
Transgender people, like all people, should be protected against illegal discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The legislation about bathroom access, however, is a different story, opening doors, literally, to predators and voyeurs in restrooms and other places ( "Gender identity protected," March 28). The ugly case of the assault on Crissy Polis is tirelessly cited as proof that some new law was needed to protect "trannies. " But Ms. Polis' race was much more the cause of her being beaten so brutally than her transgender status.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
When Lisa Harris Jones launched her law firm 14 years ago, she used the only money she saw as an option - her own. Harris Jones said she founded Harris Jones & Malone with $7,000 on the belief that "if I can't buy it flat out, then I don't need it. " It has grown into a lobbying firm that takes in millions of dollars a year. "There's nothing in this office that's on credit," said Harris Jones of the Charles Village firm. Harris Jones isn't alone in the way she funded her business; many female entrepreneurs never seek capital from others.
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NEWS
January 21, 1992
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that American women still lag behind their counterparts in several other Western democracies in closing the salary gap with men.The Evening Sun wants to know if you believe a gender pay gap exists where you work. Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736.
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By Liu Yang | May 20, 2014
Recent executive orders from the White House have rekindled a decades-long debate about gender pay disparities that persist in corporate America. Some blame the gap on lingering workplace biases that protect the "C suite" senior executives as the domain of men. Others dismiss the problem as overstated, citing the choices that women often make to sacrifice career advancement in favor of family. A new study, which I co-authored with Geoffrey Tate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, debunks the argument that gender pay differences largely reflect the unequal career choices of men and women.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
The gender pay gap has been in the news recently, yet those who advocate closing it fail to address the salaries of city, state and federal employees ("Obama signs actions aimed at equalizing pay for women," April 9). These employees are paid in line with their grade levels. Gender is not a consideration. Promotional testing is open to all and salaries are pre-determined for each level. Inequality exists, but the claims about it are grossly exaggerated. Bill Hennick - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | July 27, 1996
You use it all the time. Odds are, you have more than one, since there now are more of them than there are of us.To most of us, it is simply "the remote" -- as in, "Where's the remote?" That's the thing about it: The only time we give the remote control device any thought is when we're trying to find it. Otherwise, it's just this little plastic box with buttons that we wave in the general direction of whatever it is we want to change.Forty years after its invention, the remote control has changed programming, advertising and even you. It has added firepower to the war between the sexes.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary. Internet behemoth Facebook has added a customizable option to the gender field on its profiles, allowing users to identify beyond male and female. When editing their basic information, users are given the option to select "Custom" if they choose not to identify as male and female. A text box appears that allows users to type in options including trans, androgynous, intersex, genderqueer and more-specific denoters like "trans female" or "cis female.
SPORTS
December 6, 1991
"They're going to be doing some peeking and poking," said Lynn Cannon, chairman of the women's track and field committee of The Athletics Congress. That about sums up track and field's new approach to determining an athlete's gender. The International Amateur Athletics Federation has adopted a visual inspection instead of conducting the standard chromosome test. Gender tests were first introduced in 1966 to prevent men from seeking an advantage by competing as women. At least no one has to study for that chromosome tes anymore.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
I totally agree with letter-writer Freda Garelick's statement that divorce or separation can have devastating effects on the children of heterosexual marriages ("Even if you don't approve of gay marriage, don't denigrate gay parents," Feb. 9). While I have no statistical information on the frequency of "divorce or separation" of same-sex partners, I'm sure they do occur, resulting in similar impacts on the children of such unions. The point I was trying to make is that men and women each have unique attributes ("Same-sex marriage: Harmful to kids," Feb. 6)
NEWS
By Lynette Long | September 14, 2008
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin knows what it is like to be a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister - things the two men on the Democratic ticket can never fully understand. She knows what it is like to grow up invisible in an incredibly sexist society, to be stared at, groped and sexually harassed. She knows what it's like to worry that you are pregnant when you don't want to be or that you are not pregnant when you want to be. Sarah Palin knows what it is to experience the joys and sorrows of motherhood, to nurse a baby while holding down a job, to leave for work in the morning with a toddler tugging at your pant leg, and to have your children calling you at work to defuse squabbles or ask for help with homework.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Women who work for the federal government, on the whole, make less than their male co-workers - just as in the private sector. But among the federal workers , a new study shows, that earnings gap is narrowing. Between 1992 and 2012, according to the Office of Personnel Management, the difference between earnings for men and women shrank from 30 percent to 13 percent. On orders from President Barack Obama, the Office of Personnel Management reviewed salary data from 1992, 2002 and 2012 and looked at ways to reduce the gap. The study, "Governmentwide Strategy on Advancing Pay Equality in the Federal Government," was released this month.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | April 21, 2014
In 1978, Dr. Pauline Rose Clance described a pattern of fear she found among people who secretly believe they have climbed too high and will be found out at any moment. She called it "the impostor phenomenon. " It was, she wrote, a neurosis that exists in perfectionists who can never live up to their own high standards. Some men suffer from it, of course. But it reminds me of just about every woman I know, from the high-powered lawyer and lobbyist to the mom every other mother admires.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot - their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows. Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the students share a tiny dorm room on Towson University's campus. What would have been considered taboo just a few decades ago has become more common. Coed dormitories, which shocked some when introduced in the 1970s, have given way to coed rooms.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
The gender pay gap has been in the news recently, yet those who advocate closing it fail to address the salaries of city, state and federal employees ("Obama signs actions aimed at equalizing pay for women," April 9). These employees are paid in line with their grade levels. Gender is not a consideration. Promotional testing is open to all and salaries are pre-determined for each level. Inequality exists, but the claims about it are grossly exaggerated. Bill Hennick - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
Transgender people, like all people, should be protected against illegal discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation. The legislation about bathroom access, however, is a different story, opening doors, literally, to predators and voyeurs in restrooms and other places ( "Gender identity protected," March 28). The ugly case of the assault on Crissy Polis is tirelessly cited as proof that some new law was needed to protect "trannies. " But Ms. Polis' race was much more the cause of her being beaten so brutally than her transgender status.
NEWS
March 27, 2014
If this coming November Maryland Republicans look back at the election results and wonder what went wrong, they may want to start with Thursday's vote by the House of Delegates in which every member of their party in attendance voted against a bill to ban discrimination against transgender individuals in employment, housing and public accommodations. That's not a shock, but it's still a disappointment. It appears GOP delegates in the Free State are taking a cue from their right-wing peers in the U.S. House of Representatives and opposing equal accommodations for a group often targeted for violence and discrimination.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | October 26, 1999
BOSTON -- When Pat Schroeder first ran for Congress, a pack of skeptical voters and reporters repeatedly asked her the same question: "Are you running as a woman?" Eventually, the frustrated Colorado Democrat came up with a rejoinder: "Do I have any choice?"Fast-forward now to Republican Elizabeth Dole's campaign for president, may it rest in peace. Her quest for the Oval Office was dogged by comments about symbol and substance. Once the woman routinely described as "the first credible female candidate" bowed out, the focus changed -- from whether she was running "as a woman" to whether she lost "as a woman."
FEATURES
By ALICE STEINBACH | August 5, 1991
My 22-year old son, a liberated sort of guy who's been cooking since the age of 8, called from Japan the other day with an urgent request: "Mom, I'm having people over for dinner and I need your recipe for barbecued chicken." He paused. "And Aunt Pat's recipe for eggnog."He was rustling up this slightly weird combination of food and drink, he told me, for Japanese friends who had expressed an interest in these two "all-American" dishes. It wasn't an unusual request. Last month I sent him my recipe for apple pie.Later that week I received a phone call from my other son, a student in Colorado.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Digital gender identity just became a lot less binary. Internet behemoth Facebook has added a customizable option to the gender field on its profiles, allowing users to identify beyond male and female. When editing their basic information, users are given the option to select "Custom" if they choose not to identify as male and female. A text box appears that allows users to type in options including trans, androgynous, intersex, genderqueer and more-specific denoters like "trans female" or "cis female.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2014
Maryland's insurance regulator issued a bulletin Tuesday clarifying that while insurance policies in the state do not have to cover treatments related to gender reassignment, insurance carriers cannot discriminate against transgender Marylanders based on their gender identities. The bulletin addresses an exclusion in the plan Maryland used to define "essential benefits" that insurance in policies in Maryland are required to cover under the Affordable Care Act. In the plan, the Maryland Insurance Administration allowed insurers to exclude "treatment leading to or in connection with transsexualism, or sex changes or modifications" including sexual reassignment surgery.
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