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5 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day | Care2 Healthy Living

5 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day | Care2 Healthy Living | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
It's not just the start of spring we're celebrating in March—the 8th of the month marks International Women's Day, so get out your party hats (and martini glasses).
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Nigeria girl faces murder trial over forced marriage

Nigeria girl faces murder trial over forced marriage | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Nigerian court on Monday postponed the murder trial of a 14-year-old girl accused of poisoning the 35-year-old man she was forced to marry, a case that has thrown the spotlight on the influence of Islamic law in region.
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this article applies to gender equality as well as religion. the piece talks about a Nigerian woman facing a murder trial over a forced marriage. since gender equality is at its lowest in southeast Asia, the middle east, and sub-Saharan Africa, it makes sense that this event occurred in Nigeria. in these countries, women are usually treated as second class citizens- where there most important decisions are made by the male figures in their lives. this applies to our 5th unit of APHUG, the one concerning gender. 

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this article applies to gender equality as well as religion. the piece talks about a Nigerian woman facing a murder trial over a forced marriage. since gender equality is at its lowest in southeast Asia, the middle east, and sub-Saharan Africa, it makes sense that this event occurred in Nigeria. in these countries, women are usually treated as second class citizens- where there most important decisions are made by the male figures in their lives. this applies to our 5th unit of APHUG, the one concerning gender. 

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Forced marriages in most African countries have negative impact on the girl-child.

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Gender Bias in Hollywood: How Movies Are Seen - New York Times

Gender Bias in Hollywood: How Movies Are Seen - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Rebecca Celli, a graduating senior at Colorado College, discusses her study of professional film criticism.
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Cannes Film Festival 'turns away women in flat shoes' - BBC News

Cannes Film Festival 'turns away women in flat shoes' - BBC News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Cannes Film Festival comes under fire after reports that women were turned away from a red carpet screening for wearing flat shoes instead of high heels.
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How to Advance LGBT Rights in Red States - Huffington Post

How to Advance LGBT Rights in Red States - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The narrative playing out in the media and in state capitals across the country is that LGBT freedom advances only at the detriment of religious liberties, and vice versa. That doesn't have to be the case.
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Pentagon to analyze grantsmaking process for gender bias - Science /AAAS

Pentagon to analyze grantsmaking process for gender bias - Science /AAAS | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Agency to collect such data for first time after nudge by three legislators
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Gay Rights 2015: Church Of Scotland Accepts Ministers In Same-Sex Partnerships - International Business Times

Gay Rights 2015: Church Of Scotland Accepts Ministers In Same-Sex Partnerships - International Business Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A landmark vote by the Church of Scotland's governing body will allow those in same-sex civil partnerships to be deacons and ministers.
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Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings

Jeb Bush Says Christian Business Owners Can Refuse To Serve Gay Weddings | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes against their religious beliefs.

“Yes, a
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'March for Equality' in Chile to to support gay rights — RT In motion - RT.com - RT

'March for Equality' in Chile to to support gay rights — RT In motion - RT.com - RT | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Thousands of people took to the streets in Chile's capital on Saturday to demand more rights for same sex couples and protection for gender identity.
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House Republican: Pope should stay out of politics - MSNBC

House Republican: Pope should stay out of politics - MSNBC | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
GOP lawmakers want leaders from the faith community to help guide public debates -- except when the Pope disagrees with the Republican line.
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They continue to forget that Jesus himself was a scholar and politician who denounced the rich.  Try climbing through the eye of a needle ....

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Bernie Sanders On Gay Marriage

Sen. Sanders shares his opinion on the issue of gay marriage, and remarks the progress we've made in recent years towards accepting the gay community.
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‘The New Black’ opens new dialogue about LGBT and religion in black community

‘The New Black’ opens new dialogue about LGBT and religion in black community | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(RNS) A 2013 documentary is getting new life as a tool to open a dialogue on the African-American church and LGBT rights at historically black colleges and universities.
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Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law

Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects LGBT people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises.

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Associated Press: May 13, 2015 - Some LGBT's in Utah leery of new Mormon-backed anti-discrimination law

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Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage - TRFN

Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage - TRFN | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The family of a 19-year-old Indian girl has been ostracized and fined 1.6 million rupees ($25,000) by a village council after she rejected a marriage arranged when she was a baby, the girl and her parents said on Wednesday.
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This story Maggie Gyllenhaal just told perfectly captures the bullshit actresses have to put up with

This story Maggie Gyllenhaal just told perfectly captures the bullshit actresses have to put up with | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"It made me feel bad, and then it made me feel angry, and then it made me laugh."
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Ted Cruz Blasts ‘The Left’ For Focus On Marriage Equality, Says Liberals Are ‘Obsessed With Sex’

Ted Cruz Blasts ‘The Left’ For Focus On Marriage Equality, Says Liberals Are ‘Obsessed With Sex’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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During a campaign appearance in Beaumont, Texas, presidential hopeful Sen.
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The dangers of mixing politics and religion - The Guardian

The dangers of mixing politics and religion - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Letters: When Tories flatter Hindu clerics barely a breath of concern is expressed, but Tower Hamlets First is hauled over the coals for its obsequiousness to Muslim clerics
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Libertarians Go After So-Called 'Vagina Voters': Which Body Part Are They Thinking With?

Libertarians Go After So-Called 'Vagina Voters': Which Body Part Are They Thinking With? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Freedom is great, as long as it doesn't apply to women. From polls, libertarians are known to be a fairly homogenous group that skews white, male, young, affluent (i.e.
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Franklin Graham demands Jewish Justice Ginsburg follow Christian beliefs on gay marriage

Franklin Graham demands Jewish Justice Ginsburg follow Christian beliefs on gay marriage | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Christian evangelist Franklin Graham invited his Facebook followers to pray for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, saying they should pray that her eyes “would be opened to the truth of Scripture” and vote against marriage equality, Inquisitr...
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Gay rights march in Moldova - euronews

Gay rights march in Moldova - euronews | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Moldovan riot police protected participants of a gay rally in Chisinau from angry Orthodox activists trying to disrupt the gathering.
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Obama: Fight for Equality of Gay Rights 'Will Not Be Won in a Day' - Voice of America

Obama: Fight for Equality of Gay Rights 'Will Not Be Won in a Day' - Voice of America | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Sunday is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

U.S. President Barack Obama said it is a day "to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore tha...
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New group joins the effort to boost Utah women in politics, education, jobs - Salt Lake Tribune

New group joins the effort to boost Utah women in politics, education, jobs - Salt Lake Tribune | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Lori Chillingworth once came home to find a path of oats strewn from the kitchen to her grade-school son in front of the TV. There was nothing else to eat. “That was almost a breaking ...
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Watching the pay-equity debate go over the cliff

Watching the pay-equity debate go over the cliff | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"This is sort of God's way -- this is nature's way -- of saying women should be at home with the kids," one conservative said. "They're happier there."
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ACLU, Citing Bias Against Women, Wants Inquiry Into Hollywood's Hiring Practices - New York Times

ACLU, Citing Bias Against Women, Wants Inquiry Into Hollywood's Hiring Practices - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The organization will ask state and federal agencies to look into what it calls rampant and intentional gender discrimination in recruiting and hiring of female directors.
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Gay rights supporters score two victories in conservative Arkansas - Reuters

Gay rights supporters score two victories in conservative Arkansas - Reuters | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(Reuters) - Gay rights advocates have scored two victories in Arkansas with the approval of local anti-discrimination measures in the state's most populous county and an Ozark Mountain...
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Egyptian figures reveal 92% married women suffered female genital mutilation - Daily Mail

Egyptian figures reveal 92% married women suffered female genital mutilation - Daily Mail | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Egypt’s Minister of Health Adel Adawy said the figure relates to women aged between 15 and 49 – and is even higher at 95 per cent in rural areas.
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