Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

The Morning After: Gay Ex Edition

* HUD claims that transgender people are protected against housing discrimination via the Fair Housing Act's prohibition against "gender discrimination"—even though the law doesn't specifically list gender identity discrimination as prohibited.

How D.C. Hospitals Fail Trans Patients

Two years ago, Roberta, a 59-year-old Arlington County resident, reported to Virginia Hospital Center for a breast-cancer screening. “There’s a man here to have a mammogram!” a clinician announced across the room when she arrived for her appointment.
Roberta is not a man—she’s a transgender woman who began publicly transitioning from male to female six years [...]

How Clear Do Anti-Discrimination Policies Need to Be?

Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign published its 2010 Healthcare Equality Index, which rates the policies of hospitals around the U.S. on their efforts at LGBT inclusion. This year, the HRC determined that all D.C.-area hospitals it surveyed failed its preliminary test: They don't mention sexual orientation and gender identity in their patient anti-discrimination policies. But [...]

D.C.-Area Hospitals Fail HRC’s LGBT Healthcare Ratings

The Human Rights Campaign has released its 2010 Healthcare Equality Index, which rates healthcare providers on their policies toward the LGBT community. The HRC's press release was not impressed. It kicks off: "new healthcare equality analysis from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation found that no healthcare facilities in the Washington, D.C., metro area [...]

Sexist Comments of the Week: “Reverse” “Discrimination” Edition

"Science."
For this edition of Sexist Comments of the Week, I cede the floor to my honorable colleague from Ontario, Chanda. Chanda really knows what the eff she's talking about when it comes to sexism in the sciences, so she's the perfect person to respond to the male scientist who reported being 'rankled' by a dinner [...]

Male Scientist “Rankled” By Dinner for Women Scientists

Submitted (mostly) without comment: An e-mail message sent to the Female Science Professor blog:
On a department-wide email list for all post-docs, I received an invitation to an event that was not addressed to me. The email was addressed only to women; it invited women to attend a women's scientific society dinner held on the [...]

PFOX: Failing to Appreciate Ex-Gays Is “Discrimination”

"Is the mayor saying that ex-gays who apply for ceremonial certificates or D.C. government jobs will be refused because of their sexual orientation?" -Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), on the admission from Mayor Adrian Fenty's office that a certificate "appreciating" PFOX was a "staff error."

Cat-Calling, “Bystander Sexism,” and How Sexual Harassment Hurts Men

It's been well-established that experiencing sexual harassment has a negative effect on women. But what about witnessing it?
A new study from University of Connecticut researchers Stephenie Chaudoir and Diane Quinn suggests that simply being a bystander to sexism is enough to inspire women to report higher identification with women as a group, and heightened feelings [...]

That’s Housing Discrimination, Broheim

A recent Craigslist advertisement for a vacant Mount Pleasant bedroom—“$770 1 Bedroom in a 6Br, 3 story Bro Palace-America”—has been making its way around the Internets. The ad, which was posted earlier this month (it's since been removed), seeks a "bro of epic broportions" to join a couple an unknown quantity of bros who "like [...]

Discrimination Complaints A Go-Go

Know an employer who only hires attractive gals who are "confident with their sexuality?" How about a landlord who refuses to rent to married folks? Or a bar that turns away younger men?
If you think it's possible that you have been discriminated against in the District of Columbia in housing, public accommodation, or employment, head over [...]

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