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Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyers

Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyersSome U.S. airlines are on track to add a new gender option for “non-binary” passengers amid evolving best-practices suggestions for the industry.



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UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no women

UAE ridiculed for gender balance award ceremony which features no womenThe government of the United Arab Emirates has been mocked for posting pictures of winners of awards for gender balance, which featured no women. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler, was shown congratulating the recipients of Best Personality Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Authority Supporting Gender Balance, and Best Gender Balance Initiative. Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, was recognised as the “best personality supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military. Two other senior male officials received the rest. Eyebrows were raised after photographs from the event were posted on the Dubai media office’s Twitter account. . @HHShkMohd honors the winners of the Gender Balance Index 2018. The Index features three categories: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance, Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance, and the Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance. #UAEpic.twitter.com/qE5GkYHzTo— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) January 27, 2019 “Awesome initiative. How do you define Gender Balance Index? Obviously one gender is missing. Asking for a friend,” tweeted one account. Daniela Tejada, whose husband Matthew Hedges was recently released from prison in UAE after being sentenced to life in prison for spying, tweeted: “The reason why neither Matt nor I ever represented a reputational risk to the UAE is because the UAE represents a reputational risk to itself. Once again, actions speak louder than words.” Sheikh Mohammed was quoted as saying: “We are proud of the success of Emirati women and their role is central to shaping the future of the country. Gender balance has become a pillar in our governmental institutions.” The Twitter account later released some pictures of the winners posing for pictures with a handful of women, though it does not appear they were themselves recipients of any awards. A statement by the official Dubai Media Office meanwhile cited Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, as saying it had achieved a goal set in 2015 to reduce the gender gap across all sectors of government. But last month the country was ranked 121st out of 149 countries overall in the World Economic Forum's 2018 Global Gender Gap Report and 134th in terms of economic participation and opportunity.



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Is Nancy Pelosi's Fight to Become Speaker Again a Referendum on Gender?

Is Nancy Pelosi's Fight to Become Speaker Again a Referendum on Gender?"Women are more likely to be victimized by this than men"



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Trump's Reported Proposal To Redefine Gender, Eliminate Trans Rights Prompts Mass Protests

Trump's Reported Proposal To Redefine Gender, Eliminate Trans Rights Prompts Mass ProtestsHundreds of protesters gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park on



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Activists Blast White House Plan To Eradicate Transgender From Gender Definition

Activists Blast White House Plan To Eradicate Transgender From Gender DefinitionCivil rights organizations and members of the LGBTQ community are stunned and



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Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to Japan

Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to JapanIn a cute video, he found out what his wife would be having while 3,000 miles away.



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Every Time Meghan Markle Spoke Out Against Gender Inequality

Every Time Meghan Markle Spoke Out Against Gender InequalityShe's marrying royalty but Meghan Markle is already a feminist queen.



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IBM's Michelle Peluso Thinks Men Play a Key Role in the Fight for Gender Equality

IBM's Michelle Peluso Thinks Men Play a Key Role in the Fight for Gender EqualityWe must all roll up our sleeves



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9 victims in Phoenix serial killings differ in age, gender

9 victims in Phoenix serial killings differ in age, genderPHOENIX (AP) — Police in the Phoenix area say they have linked nine killings to convicted felon Cleophus Cooksey Jr. Here are more details about the serial killing case:



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Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender Roles

Artist Gives Vintage Ads A Feminist Makeover By Swapping Gender RolesEli Rezkallah, a 31-year-old artist and photographer from Beirut, Lebanon, recently created a photo series called “In a Parallel Universe.”



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