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December 26, 2013 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Brent Kroeger pores over nasty online comments about stay-at-home dads, wondering if his friends think those things about him. The Rowland Heights father remembers high school classmates laughing when he said he wanted to be a "house husband. " He avoids mentioning it on Facebook. "I don't want other men to look at me like less of a man," Kroeger said. His fears are tied to a bigger phenomenon: The gender revolution has been lopsided. Even as American society has seen sweeping transformations - expanding roles for women, surging tolerance for homosexuality - popular ideas about masculinity seem to have stagnated.
May 31, 1990
In conjunction with the letters you will receive in response to my commentary on male-bashing, would you please note that I am a member of Priests for Equality and a signer of the Call to Action, two movements which urge a married priesthood and the full inclusion of women in the Roman Catholic ministry. The struggle for gender equality is always two-sided. PATRICK M. ARNOLD, S.J. San Diego
February 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The first female president of a group representing 800 Conservative synagogues took office, expressing hope the organization would play a central role in preserving American Judaism. Judy Yudof, of St. Paul, Minn., leads the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as the group aims to define its role between the strict Orthodox and more lenient Reform branch. Yudof, 56, said she was pleased that her appointment would draw attention to gender equality.
August 26, 2005
Re "Nominee's Memos Critical of Gender-Equality Efforts," Aug. 19 If it is a "staggeringly pernicious" idea to pay women as much as men for work that is comparable to that of men, then it is equally staggeringly pernicious to approve the appointment of the bigot John G. Roberts Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court. President Bush has insulted all women in putting this man forward. MARCIA J. BATES Van Nuys
January 8, 2000 | Reuters
Mexican women, who have long sought gender equality, came a step closer to that goal Friday when the military said they would be allowed to join men in Mexico's military service. Unlike men, however, women's participation will be voluntary, Military Service Director Jesus Rodriguez told a news conference. Women joining the military will be required to attend six-hour training sessions every Saturday. All Mexican men must report for military service when they turn 18.
May 21, 2001
Regarding "Joe Six-Pack, Redefined" (May 7): At last, true gender equality has come! Now men can develop the body image neurosis that women have dealt with for years. Instead of having to attain Calista Flockhart-like thinness, we can torture ourselves to make our pathetic paunches match the abs of a guy who makes his living as a belly model. Is there a way I can just get my six-pack surgically enhanced? PETER PENLAND Laguna Beach
December 6, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times
  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on world leaders for the first time Tuesday to stop discrimination against gays and lesbians, announcing that the United States would use diplomacy and $3 million in aid to help expand the rights of gay people around the world. In a speech to mark Human Rights Day, which is celebrated Saturday, Clinton declared that protecting the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people is "now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time" and compared it to the battles for women's rights, racial equality and religious freedom.
June 24, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Unitarian Universalist Assn. elected its first black president in the denomination's 40-year history at its annual convention in Cleveland. The Rev. William G. Sinkford, 54, won by a 2-1 margin--2,218 votes to 1,043 votes--over the Rev. Diane M. W. Miller, who would have been the first woman president. Miller has been director of ministry since 1993. Sinkford succeeds the Rev. John A. Buehrens, who served two four-year terms.
October 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A former Cal State Fresno associate athletic director has filed a discrimination claim against the university, accusing officials of firing her for trying to comply with a law that promotes gender equality in athletics. "My position was eliminated, and I was terminated from the athletics department for and because of my support and advocacy for complying with the law--gender equity and fairness," Diane Milutinovich said Wednesday.
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