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  • Activists slam China's most watched program for sexist jokes

    China's annual Lunar New Year variety show, which mocked unmarried women and suggested female officials provide sexual favors to get promoted, has led to online outrage and some state media to urge more attention to discrimination against women. Sexism...
  • Clinton to women: It can still feel like 1955 out there

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Hillary Clinton, the first female candidate to seriously vie for the presidency, told thousands of Silicon Valley professionals Tuesday that despite strides in the United States for women, the economy in many ways is still operating...
  • Equal pay for women goal of new bill in California Legislature

    Equal pay for women goal of new bill in California Legislature
    A group of women lawmakers on Tuesday proposed legislation aimed at helping female workers in California get the same pay as male colleagues. The bill would strengthen protections against pay discrimination and retaliation against workers who make...
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

    Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma." But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony — drawing...
  • Clinton's speeches inspire gifts, gratitude and potential conflicts

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. When Hillary Clinton arrives in Silicon Valley this week to give her latest speech, the likely presidential candidate will be among friends. Clinton will serve as the keynote speaker Tuesday at a conference sponsored by a series of...
  • Arquette wins Oscar for supporting actress

    Patricia Arquette advocated for wage equality after accepting the Oscar for best supporting actress in "Boyhood" during an emotional outburst at the end of her carefully scripted speech Sunday. The 46-year-old actress played the mother of Ellar Coltrane'...
  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics

    The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy...
  • Local teen speaks out on behalf of the Muslim community

    Local teen speaks out on behalf of the Muslim community
    Amara Majeed founded a website called "The Hijab Project," aimed at combating discrimination against Muslim girls and women who wear head-scarves in public. She self-published a book of short biographies of 17 peace-loving, law-abiding Muslims from around...
  • At the Oscars, Patricia Arquette has a message: 'Equal means equal'

    At the Oscars, Patricia Arquette has a message: 'Equal means equal'
    Patricia Arquette did not make "the dreaded mani-cam" a priority on Oscar Sunday, she said. Not a surprise, given the impassioned acceptance speech demanding equal rights for women. She had other things on her mind. Arquette didn't see Meryl Streep'...