March 9, 1990 |
Albert Einstein sometimes helped his first wife do the household chores: "He felt sorry that after her housework was done, she had to do his mathematical problems till way past midnight," says Senta Troemel-Ploetz, a linguist and historian. But was Mileva Maric merely Einstein's housekeeper and algebraic assistant, or was she a physicist in her own right, who would have been recognized as a co-author in her husband's work were it not for the pervasive sexual discrimination of the time?
August 1, 1994 |
In the 1986 TV movie "Firefighter," the first woman to join the Los Angeles County Fire Department blazes a gender-bending trail meant to light a fire under prospective female recruits. Even though in real life the subject of the film faced hazing that included a sanitary napkin dispenser being thrown at her feet (to which she responded, "That's not my brand," before stalking out), Cindy Barbee hoped her 1983 breakthrough would encourage other women to storm the firehouses.
March 5, 1999 |
Dennis LaDucer, the former assistant Orange County sheriff accused of sexual harassment by several women, has been named in a lawsuit alleging sex discrimination.
March 19, 1990 |
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
December 17, 1993 |
In one of the largest monetary settlements of a sex discrimination lawsuit ever, Lucky Stores has agreed to pay close to $108 million to end a class action filed by a group of female employees who worked in the grocery chain's Northern California stores. The plaintiffs' attorneys, who announced the agreement Thursday, said the settlement should reverberate throughout the supermarket industry, which has faced several sex discrimination suits in recent years.
April 14, 1995 |
A federal appeals court opened the way Thursday for Shannon Faulkner to become the first woman to take part in military training at The Citadel. A panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that South Carolina's all-male military college violated Faulkner's rights under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment in refusing to admit her. The 2-1 decision upheld an order last July by U.S. District Judge C.