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A promising 2020 presidential campaign for women falls short

At her home in suburban Detroit, Jill Warren spent Thursday morning glued to her phone, searching for news about the woman she fiercely believed should be the next president of the United States: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Voter Warren had known that...

 

Pop culture in 2010s marked gains in diversity, inclusion

NEW YORK (AP) — When the family-friendly Hallmark Channel recently pulled, under pressure from a conservative group, a set of ads featuring a kiss between two happy brides at the altar, backlash was swift — to say the least. Within hours, stars...

 

Universal cancels controversial 'Hunt' in wake of shootings

NEW YORK (AP) — Universal Pictures has canceled the planned September release of its controversial social satire "The Hunt," in the wake of recent mass shootings and amid criticism from President Donald Trump. The move came several days after the...

 

Female candidates challenge electability question in debates

MIAMI (AP) — For months, the names of white men have sat at the top of early Democratic presidential primary polls. On the debate stage this week, the half-dozen women in the field offered up an alternative: themselves. They did so with different...

 

'He hugs everybody': Women divided over defense of Biden

NEW YORK (AP) — It's simply a "human touch." He's a "warm, affectionate person." ''He hugs everybody." In the days since allegations surfaced of uninvited touching on the part of Joe Biden, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to...

 

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at...

 

Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition, and not just roles

NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years...

 

Resentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case

NEW YORK (AP) — Throughout much of last year, millions of American women resented that a man who'd bragged about sexually assaulting women had been elected president. Then came an electrifying moment — detailed allegations that another powerful...

 

In tearful interview, Weinstein's wife says she didn't know

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, has given her first interview since scandal erupted around her husband, saying that she never knew about his alleged sexual misconduct, and breaking down in sobs when speaking...

 

Tarantino expresses regret over Thurman stunt incident

NEW YORK (AP) — Director Quentin Tarantino has responded to Uma Thurman's allegation that he put her life in danger with a dangerous car stunt on "Kill Bill," calling the incident "the biggest regret of my life." But just as he was making amends fo...

 

Uma Thurman levels accusations against Weinstein, Tarantino

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Uma Thurman, in long-awaited remarks, accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of forcing himself on her sexually years ago in a London hotel room. Weinstein, through his attorney, acknowledged making an "awkward...

 

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