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June 4, 1995
The premiere issue of Your Future - "not your father's personal-finance magazine" - poses an age-old question: Is it more expensive to be a woman or a man? Since this is a magazine aimed at folks a generation away from Social Security (and who doubt it'll still be around when they turn 65), the analysis is updated, focused on "typical" single people ages 25 to 34. On what they spend annually for clothes, hygiene, cars, food, entertainment, life insurance and, of course, vices. Some differences are surprising.
NEWS
April 6, 2010
I THANK the Daily News for documenting the protest against SEPTA's policy of putting "male" and "female" stickers on its weekly passes. Because the protest was of a modest size and transgendered riders are a minority, some people may not understand that this problem deserves a great deal of attention. SEPTA's current policy asks drivers to determine a rider's gender, and to expel or accept them on that basis. For any customer whose gender is not obvious - because of his posture, hair or style of dress - this odd requirement leads to confrontations that are humiliating and dangerous.
NEWS
November 11, 2005 | C¬Ěsar Chelala
C?sar Chelala is an international public-health consultant A growing number of countries have adopted population and development policies to meet the health-care and education needs of women. Yet gender inequality persists in most countries around the world. According to the United Nations Population Fund state of world population report for 2005, gender inequality hinders not only the growth of affected individuals but also the evolution of societies and the development of countries.
NEWS
April 30, 1992 | BY REBECCA T. ALPERT
Until this fall, I believed that violence against women was experienced in the same way by all women. But the Clarence Thomas hearings, the acquittals of William Kennedy Smith and Mark McGraw and the conviction of Mike Tyson have taught me otherwise. As it turns out, the way violence against women is experienced has as much to do with race as with gender. As the Thomas hearings unfolded, I watched reactions around me. The white women I know had no problem making up their minds; we knew we believed Anita Hill.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1997 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In Different for Girls, a remarkable sex comedy about love in the age of transgenderism, the old boy-meets-girl plot line gets a twist and a snip. Here Boy No. 1 meets Boy No. 2, Boy No. 2 grows up and gets a sex change, and Boy No. 1 falls for her - although Boy No. 1 worries about his feelings. Do his desires for a post-op transsexual make him gay? Does that make any sense? And what will his mates make of it? With generous amounts of humor and humanity, Different for Girls addresses these and other knotty questions of gender and sexual identity.
NEWS
August 4, 2009
RE RONNIE Polaneczky's column on the Gates affair: I am appalled that you see it as "boys will be boys. " It doesn't matter if it was black or white, man or woman. The only thing Mr. Gates had to do when the police came was give them his ID plain and simple. But everybody wants to bring race in and now you claim a woman would handle it better. You also let the cat out of the bag why you show resentment toward police because of the incident with your husband years ago. I understand there are bad cops, but there are also great ones who go beyond the call of duty.
SPORTS
January 21, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
The International Olympic Committee is recommending the establishment of special medical centers to deal with athletes who have ambiguous sexual characteristics. The IOC also wants rules put in place by sports bodies to determine their eligibility to compete on a "case by case" basis when gender is called into question. The IOC organized a 2-day conference with medical specialists in Miami to consider guidelines for handling sex-verification cases. The issue gained global attention last year when South African runner Caster Semenya was ordered to undergo gender tests.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1987 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
You'd have to admit that the Quintero family tree is knotty. Pablo Quintero, a celebrated Madrid filmmaker and hedonist, directs raunchy, homoerotic films and stage plays with enough decor to choke a horse. His sister Tina used to be his brother, but when he was a teenager Tina ran away to Morocco with Papa Quintero, who paid for Tina's sex-change operation before leaving her for another woman. Tina became a lesbian, but her girlfriend has just bolted, leaving Tina with her pubescent daughter Ada, who has a crush on "Uncle" Pablo.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2008 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
"I don't like conceptual shows," playwright Joe Calarco says of his high-concept, all-male adaptation Shakespeare's R&J. Mauckingbird Theatre's production of Calarco's script is the Philadelphia premiere of a play that had long, successful runs in New York and London (not to mention Japan and Australia). Currently in previews, it opens Wednesday at the Adrienne. Mauckingbird, which is dedicated to re-viewing classic drama through a gay lens, debuted in January with an all-male production of The Misanthrope, a surprisingly persuasive, as well as entertaining, take on the classic Moliere comedy.
NEWS
June 30, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
As third graders at Hallowell Elementary School in Horsham got ready for their break in December, they had no idea they would be hearing the name of their classmate - a quiet boy who often played with a group of girls - called for the final time. The transgender student returned to class in January with a new moniker and wardrobe, living as a girl. It was a day many adults in the Hatboro-Horsham District school had been working toward for months, and officials say they were surprised by what happened next.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Today is skate day, kiddos!" Wouldn't that be every day for the horizontally mobile? Not for "Shred the Patriarchy," an informal, feminist-slanted group that has been sending that message over Facebook much of the summer to meet at Paine's Park on Thursdays and Sundays. This loose collection of women of all stripes - its fliers call for any "female-identified folks" - are hardly typical or hugely welcome among the guys performing sprint-speed feats on boards and bikes. Shred the Patriarchy, organized on Facebook by 21-year-old philosophy student Sky Kalfus, is there to establish a presence for women in skateboard parks - as well as an opportunity for them to get better.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Gideon Bradshaw, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards. The Department of Justice contended in a complaint filed Tuesday that the state police physical-testing standards lead to a gender-based disparity in hiring. Commissioner Frank Noonan said Wednesday he planned to challenge it "all the way. "We should not be bullied into lowering our standards for any applicants," Noonan said.
NEWS
July 8, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drug companies have been hotly pursuing a fix for female sexual dysfunction ever since Viagra was approved 16 years ago. They keep falling short. The letdowns have been seen as evidence that the fairer sex's sexual problems are tougher to define, diagnose, and safely treat than men's. But now there's a new theory about why women and drug developers can't get any satisfaction: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sexist. "There are 26 drugs for [sexually dysfunctional]
NEWS
June 30, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
As third graders at Hallowell Elementary School in Horsham got ready for their break in December, they had no idea they would be hearing the name of their classmate - a quiet boy who often played with a group of girls - called for the final time. The transgender student returned to class in January with a new moniker and wardrobe, living as a girl. It was a day many adults in the Hatboro-Horsham District school had been working toward for months, and officials say they were surprised by what happened next.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2014
THIS SATURDAY is the summer solstice, which marks the official beginning of summer. After the tough winter we had, I know what you're thinking . . . hot fun in the summertime, right? At the gym, I've noticed an uptick in participation, and more people are feverishly trying to get in summer shape. I think it's terrific that the summer is inspiring more people to get into shape, but a recent discussion I had with a woman who was competing with her husband in a weight-loss competition raised a few red flags.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
Rep. Allyson Schwartz blamed sexism when she bumped against the glass ceiling of Pennsylvania politics last week, finishing a distant second in the Democratic primary for governor. "The Harrisburg establishment . . . couldn't imagine even a woman with my experience and accomplishments could actually be the governor," she said in her concession speech Tuesday. And Marjorie Margolies, the woman trying to succeed Schwartz in the U.S. House, said Pennsylvania women would suffer because her loss likely means the state's congressional delegation will be all-male.
NEWS
April 24, 2014
I THINK I'VE FIGURED OUT what Allyson Schwartz needs. And I acknowledge being sexist by writing about her since she says female candidates are "constantly challenged by the sexism of the media and the political pundits. " Hmmm. Media and political pundits. That makes me two-times guilty. Be that as it may, I think I know what she needs as she struggles to regain her lost designation as Democratic front-runner for governor in the May 20 primary. It's more than being "the mother of CHIP" or the first lady of Obamacare - even if she had a hand in creating both.
NEWS
April 23, 2014
THERE'S no debating that the pay gap between men and women is a reality in our culture. But the recent political rhetoric about it seemed outdated and flat. President Obama revived the issue earlier this month when he signed an executive order forbidding federal contractors from retaliating against workers who share salary information, and allowing the companies to be sued for punitive and compensatory damages over gender disparities in pay. Unfortunately, in doing so, Obama invoked the once-powerful rallying cry that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes for the same work.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
In a Philly heartbeat, Cory Wade Hindorff would strike a runway pose in a miniskirt. And you might even find him walking confidently along Old City's cobblestone streets in six-inch heels. But the 23-year-old, third-place winner on fall's America's Next Top Model , wouldn't call himself a woman trapped in a man's body. Nor would Hindorff, who is gay, want anyone to mistake him for a member of the fairer sex, despite how phenomenal he looks in size 2 Urban Outfitters skinny jeans.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A South Jersey mechanical contracting company has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to resolve allegations that it violated state law by failing to employ female plumbers, including for public-funded projects, the state Attorney General's Office and the Division on Civil Rights announced Monday. The settlement calls for Falasca Mechanical Inc. of Vineland to pay the state $250,000 and pay plumber Bette Feldeisen $150,000 to resolve allegations that it repeatedly hired less experienced and less qualified male plumbers while handling millions of dollars in public works jobs.
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