Tag: Women and Girls

Cleveland Police Officer Contacted 2,300 Women Using Work Computer, Authorities Say

A police sergeant in Cleveland was charged this week with using government property and a police database to find information about two women, and to send social media messages to about 2,300 women over the course of eight months. The charges against the sergeant, Michael Rybarczyk, 58, stemmed from an earlier investigation in which he […]

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Reports of Breast Implant Illnesses Prompt Federal Review

Reports from thousands of women that breast implants are causing problems like debilitating joint pain and fatigue, claims long dismissed by the medical profession, are receiving new attention from the Food and Drug Administration and researchers. This may be a long-awaited moment of validation for tens of thousands of women who have been brushed off […]

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Karen Uhlenbeck Is First Woman to Receive Abel Prize in Mathematics

For the first time, one of the top prizes in mathematics has been given to a woman. On Tuesday, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced it has awarded this year’s Abel Prize — an award modeled on the Nobel Prizes — to Karen Uhlenbeck, an emeritus professor at the University of Texas at […]

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A Sexism Storm Over Italy’s Courts, With Female Judges at Its Center

ROME — It was a demoralizing few days for women in Italian courts. A man who stabbed his wife to death was sentenced to a reduced term of 16 years in prison by a judge who cited the killer’s “anger and desperation, profound disappointment and resentment” over the victim’s relationship with another man. The judge’s […]

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Women With Twin Brothers Are More Likely to Face Penalties at School and Work

Women with twin brothers do worse in school and make less money than those with twin sisters, a large new study has found. In their 30s, the women wound up earning 9 percent less. They were also less likely to graduate from school, marry and have children. The researchers said the effects were because the […]

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San Francisco Mayor and Civic Groups Call for Punishment of Giants C.E.O.

The mayor of San Francisco endorsed a call by civic groups on Monday for Major League Baseball to impose a serious penalty on the chief executive of the San Francisco Giants for a public altercation with his wife that was caught on video this month. A coalition of women’s groups posted an open letter online […]

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‘Replacement Theory,’ a Racist, Sexist Doctrine, Spreads in Far-Right Circles

SAN FRANCISCO — Before the massacre of 50 people in New Zealand mosques last week, the suspect released a document called “The Great Replacement.” The first sentence was: “It’s the birthrates.” He repeated it three times. If the phrase about replacement sounded familiar, perhaps that was because it echoed what white supremacists bearing tiki torches […]

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Women in Economics Report Rampant Sexual Assault and Bias

Nearly 100 female economists say a peer or colleague has sexually assaulted them. Nearly 200 say they were the victim of an attempted assault. And hundreds say they were stalked or touched inappropriately, according to a far-reaching survey of the field. The results, compiled by the American Economic Association, also reveal deep evidence of gender […]

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In 2020 Field Full of Women, Some Men Signal They Will Pick a Female Vice President

With a record number of female candidates running for president, some male Democratic contenders are signaling that a woman will be on their 2020 ticket — just not at the top. Two male candidates, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, suggested this weekend that they would pick a […]

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‘Mind the Pay Gap’: Reduced Berlin Transit Tickets for Women to Highlight Discrimination

BERLIN — In Germany, women are paid an average of 21 percent less than men, one of Europe’s widest gender pay gaps. In Berlin next week, for one day only, the public transportation system will offer them a corresponding discount. The BVG, which runs the city’s bus, tram and subway systems and is the country’s […]

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A Year After Her Execution, Marielle Franco Has Become a Rallying Cry in a Polarized Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — The question hangs heavily over this city: “Who killed Marielle Franco?” It is raised in graffiti in virtually every neighborhood, emblazoned on T-shirts and written across banners displayed defiantly at mass demonstrations. This week, just days before the anniversary of her execution, prosecutors provided a partial answer, charging two former police […]

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Books of The Times: An Enthralling New Look at the Mystery of Lizzie Borden

“Oh, Mrs. Churchill, do come over. Someone has killed father.” With those words — called across a yard to a neighbor, on a summer day in 1892 — a woman named Lizzie Borden entered history as villain, victim, punch line and the media sensation of the Gilded Age. By the next morning, 1,500 gawkers had […]

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Breaking the TV News Mold

One day in January, Sunny Hostin, an ABC News senior legal correspondent and a host of “The View,” was sitting behind a desk on the “Nightline” soundstage talking to the ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis about a Purdue University “rape by fraud” case. She was wearing a tropical print wrap dress with blouson sleeves, a […]

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Birch Bayh, 91, Dies; Senator Drove Title IX and Other Historic Legislation

Birch Bayh, the liberal former senator from Indiana whose work in Congress had an enduring impact on American life — in protecting women from sex discrimination in education, guaranteeing 18-year-olds the right to vote and providing for the removal of a sitting president — died on Thursday at his home in Easton, Md.. He was […]

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Her Crime? Defending Women’s Rights in Iran

In their perverse way, dictatorships know full well they’re doing wrong when they imprison dissidents. They betray this by the absurdity of the accusations they make against their critics, as if trying to conceal the real intent of their persecution. The result, of course, is the opposite — the silenced dissenter emerges as the righteous […]

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Overlooked No More: Isabella Goodwin, New York City’s First Female Police Detective

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times. By Corey Kilgannon Isabella Goodwin’s big break came in 1912 when she took a job as a boardinghouse scrubwoman for $6 a week. She had […]

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Two Women, Heroes for Our Age

This is a dispiriting epoch of strongmen and bullies, yet side by side with the worst you find the best. So today let’s find inspiration in two heroes. They are women who bravely challenged misogyny and dictatorship, one in Iran, the other in Saudi Arabia. Those two nations may be enemies, but they find common […]

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