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ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2001 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the first publicity hiccups for Mike Binder's HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man" occurred last summer, in a ballroom at the Pasadena Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The nation's television critics and reporters were on hand for the semiannual unveiling of new TV shows on the cable and broadcast networks. HBO had put together a moving hour on "Band of Brothers," the pay channel's 10-part World War II epic based on the book by Stephen Ambrose.
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NEWS
May 3, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state auditor's report on gender and hiring in the University of California found that UC's efforts to hire more experienced, tenured faculty, and a tendency to hire in disciplines with smaller numbers of female PhDs, largely account for gender inequities in the hiring of professors. The report found that 29% of new faculty hires in a recent five-year period were women.
NEWS
April 30, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Britain's Ministry of Defense said it had allowed up to five members of the armed forces to have sex-change operations carried out by the taxpayer-funded National Health Service. A health service spokeswoman said those who wanted such operations had to "spend time living the life of the gender" they sought before having the procedure. The ministry also confirmed that about 10 members of the armed forces had been given liposuction and four received breast enlargements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
The Harvard Graduate School of Education will establish what university officials say is the first "comprehensive, interdisciplinary" center to study the role of gender in education. The center, funded by a $12.5-million gift from actress Jane Fonda, will explore how children's development and learning are affected by their gender.
NEWS
February 28, 2001 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though depicting a relatively tiny segment of the population, transgender-themed works of art and entertainment have been racking up quite a few awards for quite a few people. Last spring, Hilary Swank won the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of female-to-male Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry." A few months later, transgender comedian Eddie Izzard won two Emmys for his one-man show "Dress to Kill."
NEWS
February 27, 2001 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once upon a time in San Francisco, two people fell in love, broke up, got back together, joined their names and had a baby. A conventional love story, except for one detail: When Patrick and Matt Califia-Rice met 10 years ago, they were women. Women who had felt, from the time they were small, that they should be men. Matt was the first to exchange desire for reality. On the day the two broke up, he began taking testosterone. He grew a beard, had his breasts removed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2001 | LYNN O'DELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's something different about Robin Berman's sixth-period math class. When Berman reviews a homework problem on the whiteboard and asks, "Does angle C equal angle F?" the chorus of voices that answers is distinctly female. There are no boys here. Zero, naught.
NEWS
May 30, 2000 | CHARLES PILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After watching men colonize cyberspace, in the last two years women have populated it. In February for the first time, more women than men surfed the Web. Why then is it so difficult to frame a successful online business around women? IVillage and Women.com--the most popular and the only publicly traded companies among such ventures--have seen their stocks go into free fall recently, placing them among Wall Street's basket cases in a fickle dot-com marketplace.
NEWS
May 11, 2000 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The once-yawning gender gap in cyberspace among U.S. consumers has closed, according to a study to be released today. Drawn by the communications flexibility of e-mail as well as burgeoning opportunities for shopping and entertainment, more than 9 million women went online for the first time in the last six months, according to a study by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.
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