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  1. Gender inequality unacceptable in a genuine international city

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my views on gender inequality in Hong Kong and to suggest ways to help achieve equality. Compared with cities on the mainland, the problem may seem negligible ... and sometimes beating them. If Hong Kong is truly a civilised and international city, gender inequality should be unacceptable. To turn the situation round, all of us have to put in some effort. ...

  2. Gender gap threat to be felt by 2012, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technology such as ultrasounds- were behind the surge in birth gender inequality, a phenomenon China had never seen before, Professor Liu said. According to the 2005 national population survey, ... Stephen Chen The damaging effects of an escalating, male-dominated gender gap on social stability and economic growth will be felt on the mainland by 2012, according to a new demographic ...

  3. Cleaners working longer hours for same pay

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... to accept lower pay during the economic downturn. But Mrs Chan did not believe she was a victim of gender inequality and exploitation, and blamed her low pay on her lack of education. 'I can ...

  4. Women speak up

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in government and business, females have come a long way towards eradicating gender inequalities and attaining the same rights as their male counterparts. Unlike their mothers and grandmothers who were ... Is the problem of gender inequality serious in Hong Kong? Give examples of unfair treatment of local women. What should the government do to promote gender equality? ...

  5. Financial gifts that just add to the inequality

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... of income inequality in recent years. That is not easily done, but the budget is one of the few mechanisms the government has to influence income redistribution. This budget adds significantly to inequality. By far the biggest beneficiaries are the upper-middle income groups, while those in the bottom 60 per cent or so get very little. This will not be a political problem for Chief Executive ...

  6. Civic Party calls for more female toilets

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong and Ng Kang-chung Sexual inequality found in public toilets in Hong Kong remains a serious problem unbefitting Hong Kong's reputation as an international city, the Civic ... law, the numbers of urinals and water closets provided in places such as cinemas or restaurants are roughly equal between the genders. In response to public pressure, the government issued new ...

  7. Loo logic points to gender-neutral public conveniences

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... even happened. 'Why do we need to police people's gender when all they need to do is to pee?' asked Ms Davis. This is also a question New York University's sociology ... as many stalls in the women's room as in the men's room to alleviate the often endless lines for women. But gender-neutral bathrooms are rarely seen in parks, subways or any other open ...

  8. Scientific ambitions caught in gender trap

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Academic shares some home truths about female scholars' battle to reach the top, reports Liz Gooch The last time an academic tried to explain why women were under-represented in the upper echelons of science, there were howls of condemnation and call ...

  9. The Carhullan Army

    Posted Aug 26th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... with girlfriend Shruti is portrayed as more fulfilling and holistic than the sex she has with men. But The Carhullan Army, as a meditation on sexual inequality, is well balanced, with its depictions of the timeless emotional roadblocks of both genders. And Hall uses the cataclysms of the novel to crystallise gender issues. Hall's finely detailed descriptive writing that glimmers on the page. ...

  10. Gender-confused young woman admits using brother's ID card

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A young woman said to be suffering from gender-identity disorder admitted using her elder brother's identity card to avoid responsibility for a theft, Eastern Court heard ... for the defence said that Ng, who admires her brother, started to behave and dress like a boy in 2002. A medical report submitted to court said she was suffering from a gender-identity disorder. ...




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