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  • VTDigger: The flying fraternity

    A six-month investigation by VTDigger uncovered a “good ol’ boys club” at the Vermont National Guard in which male officials receive preferential treatment, break rules and abuse alcohol. We revealed numerous examples of how the Guard has created a toxic environment for women who say they have been sexually harassed and passed up for promotions.
  • Kotaku: Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games

    This entry includes the first investigative report revealing the sexist culture at Riot Games, the publisher of one of the most popular video games in the world, League of Legends, as well as several follow-up reports documenting Riot Games' response.
  • The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

    For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism. After fierce struggles, three women—Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour—broke into the newsroom’s once impenetrable “boys’ club.” These extraordinary women were not simply pathbreakers, but wildly gifted journalists whose unique talents—courage and empathy, competitive drive and strategic poise—enabled them to climb to the top of the corporate ladder and transform the way Americans received their news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, The News Sorority crafts a lively and exhilarating narrative that reveals the hard struggles and inner strengths that shaped these women and powered their success.
  • Broken Bench

    This series described the long record of injustices in New York's town and village courts that dates from the Colonial era. These courts are not financed by the state; because all their funding comes from towns and villages, they are starved for resources. The lack of state supervision paved the way for racism, favoritism and sexism to thrive in the courts.
  • Front and center

    They were strangers united by a common dream: to be the first American women to pilot fighter, command warships, to reach the highest echelons of military command. In the process, they would have to scale the battlements of one of the most male-dominated institutions of American society. National Journal examines the role of women in reshaping the U.S. military.
  • "Sluts" and Suits

    Tanenbaum explores the double standard of sexuality applied to men and women, particularly in the use of the epithet "slut" to degrade a female. Drawing on personal experience as well the several case studies, the author explores how both boys and girls use this epithet to blacklist other girls suspected of being sexually promiscuous and how this emotional abuse manifests itself in its victims.
  • A Case of Self-Defense Shakes Up the System

    Ms. Magazine investigates rape, sexism, justice, and the woman's place in Mexican society. The story focuses on the trial of Claudia Rodriguez, a Mexican woman who shot and killed an acquaintance trying to rape her. Prosecutors charged Rodriguez with murder despite evidence supporting her self-defense claim. Prosecutors also kept her in jail for a year and a week with the argument that Rodriguez should have known her attacker's intentions because Rodriguez was sober and her attacker was drunk.
  • The Whistleblower

    Village Voice describes the struggles of Jennie Williams, a New York Police Department administrator who is suing the NYPD for race and sex discrimination. Williams, 52, rose from 911 operator to administrator in One Police Plaza and received three merit pay raises in the first nine years of her career. Now Williams claims that throughout that nine-year period, the NYPD failed to promote her to a position of power because she was a black woman. She also says the department failed to protect her from the racist jokes of her co-workers. (May 28, 1996)
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    Golf Digest reports on the challenge to private golf clubs in regard to membership policies; finds that racism and sexism thrives at private clubs, January 1991.