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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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Actress Felicia Day Opens Up About GamerGate Fears, Has Her Private Details Exposed Minutes Later

Actress Felicia Day Opens Up About GamerGate Fears, Has Her Private Details Exposed Minutes Later | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Day said she's kept quiet out of fear of getting doxxed or hacked.
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Women's Votes Always Matter -- But They Matter More In 2014 - Huffington Post

Women's Votes Always Matter -- But They Matter More In 2014 - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
We need to change the face of the U.S. Senate. It's the only way to finally start getting things done in Washington. And in 2016, when we elect a feminist woman as president, she'll have the allies she'll need to enact her agenda....
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Freezing Eggs as Part of Employee Benefits: Some Women See Darker Message - New York Times

Freezing Eggs as Part of Employee Benefits: Some Women See Darker Message - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Some tech employers are offering to pay for egg freezing as a perk, but it could also be seen as paying women to put off childbearing.
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Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution allows religion to be favored over secularism

Justice Antonin Scalia: Constitution allows religion to be favored over secularism | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a conservative Christian audience Wednesday that secular arguments about the public role of religion were “absurd.” “I think the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to...
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Are STEM fields more gender-balanced than non-STEM fields in Ph.D. production? - Inside Higher Ed

Are STEM fields more gender-balanced than non-STEM fields in Ph.D. production? - Inside Higher Ed | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Are STEM fields more gender-balanced than non-STEM fields in Ph.D. production?
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An alarming crackdown on LGBT rights is hitting Grindr and other online ... - Quartz

An alarming crackdown on LGBT rights is hitting Grindr and other online ... - Quartz | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Social media—legitimately praised as democratic mobilizing tools in the Arab world—now are being used for major civil rights violations in Egypt.
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Camille Paglia on Shakespeare, sexuality and gender - Toronto Star

Camille Paglia on Shakespeare, sexuality and gender - Toronto Star | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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“I wrote in 'The Theatre of Gender' all about David Bowie. When he reached the high point of his career in the early '70s, he captured this magic exactly.
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7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women - Salon

7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women - Salon | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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7 women working tirelessly to attack equal rights for women
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How can a woman be opposed to the fight to help women achieve equality?
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Study: Religions' Acceptance of Gays and Lesbians Increases

While news stories often note churches' increasing openness to gays and lesbians, a Duke University study offers numbers to confirm that trend.
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Why This Woman Is Facing Decades In Prison For Going To The Hospital

Why This Woman Is Facing Decades In Prison For Going To The Hospital | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
It's the latest example of the dangerous trend of criminalizing pregnant women.
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Cepeda: Gender, jobs and self-respect - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Cepeda: Gender, jobs and self-respect - Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Cepeda: Gender, jobs and self-respect Sarasota Herald-Tribune In the 1970s and 1980s, symphony orchestras around the world began implementing a system of "blind" auditions -- performances given from behind a screen -- in order to diversify their...

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Freedom from Religion - Huffington Post

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Every person with an alternative religion tried to convert me, they found me on Facebook, Twitter, email and yes, phone.
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Women Voters Are Superheroes

Women Voters Are Superheroes | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
MoveOn's new Supervoter campaign features women voters who hold the fate of the Senate in their hands. And you can help the Supervoters by spreading the word. The Supervoter ad campaign is part of a major effort by MoveOn members across the country to turn out women voters, which includes a massive volunteer-led get-out-the-vote calling [...]
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Women harassed out of their homes. Mass shooting threats. How #Gamergate morphed into a monster.

Women harassed out of their homes. Mass shooting threats. How #Gamergate morphed into a monster. | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Will the authorities—and the tech companies—take action?
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Isn't it interesting how some men immediately become violent against a woman? What is that all about?

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No, UCLA, Gender Equality in B-School Faculty Isn't 'Mathematically Impossible' - Businessweek

No, UCLA, Gender Equality in B-School Faculty Isn't 'Mathematically Impossible' - Businessweek | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A professor of finance at UCLA's Anderson School of Management unwittingly reveals why there is a gender pay gap at U.S. business schools
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What today’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage means to Ohio

What today’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage means to Ohio | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to let stand gay marriage laws in several states does not mean Ohio automatically will follow suit, says a gay rights leader. That’s because Ohio’s ban remains under appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, says Ian James, executive director of FreedomOhio, a group circulating a petition to overturn the state’s 2004 constitutional ban on gay marriage.
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Justice Antonin Scalia defends keeping God, religion in public square - Washington Times

Justice Antonin Scalia defends keeping God, religion in public square - Washington Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that secularists are wrong when they argue the Constitution requires religious references to be banished from the public square.
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Syria - Religion, Religious Leaders, and Violence in the Conflict

Syria - Religion, Religious Leaders, and Violence in the Conflict | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The war in Syria is less about religion, than about politicized religion. Politicians have steered the religious rhetoric to fit their interests.
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Mormon feminists seeking change find it in subtle wording

Mormon feminists seeking change find it in subtle wording | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(RNS) Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach Saturday (Sept. 27) at the church's general women’s meeting.
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Why journalism has a gender problem - PBS NewsHour

Why journalism has a gender problem - PBS NewsHour | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Why journalism has a gender problem
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The issue of newsroom diversity is not limited to gender — it is also important to promote people of diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, the report said.
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Islamic State recruiting women from US heartland - The Guardian

Islamic State recruiting women from US heartland - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Islamic State recruiting women from US heartland The Guardian US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants'...
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German Gay Rights Activist Attacked in Belgrade | News | TheGayUK

German Gay Rights Activist Attacked in Belgrade | News | TheGayUK | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
German gay rights activist who took part in a gay rights conference in Serbia, was severely beaten, suffering life threatening head injuries.
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Morning Joe And Politico Do A Free Ad For The Koch Brothers

Morning Joe And Politico Do A Free Ad For The Koch Brothers | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Mike Allen must really be worried about how much traction Democrats are getting by naming the Koch Brothers as the architect of so much of what's wrong with today's politics.
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Comment: Burying your dead without religion - SBS (blog)

Comment: Burying your dead without religion - SBS (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
SBS (blog) Comment: Burying your dead without religion SBS (blog) For most of human history, religious ceremony has helped people deal with death, providing explanations about souls and the afterlife along with rituals to help the living deal with...
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Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene - Al Jazeera America

Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene - Al Jazeera America | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Wanted: Young candidates of color to shake up politics scene Al Jazeera America But in 2014 there are renewed efforts underway across the political spectrum to encourage more young, minority candidates like Chang to run for office and secure that...
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