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When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role -- Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box.

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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. 

Sammie Bryant's curator insight, January 3, 12:49 AM

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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Bernie Sanders' Views On Gay Marriage Show He's Been A Supporter For A Long Time

Bernie Sanders' Views On Gay Marriage Show He's Been A Supporter For A Long Time | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Now that he’s officially announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president and challenge Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be talking about his positions on major issues on the campaign trail, and one very big issue he has championed for years is gay marriage. Sanders,
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Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five Sentences

Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five Sentences | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Marriage is no longer bound to antiquated gender roles. And when those gender roles are removed, the case for marriage discrimination breaks down.
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Journal rejects female-authored study: “Find one or two male biologists to work with”

Journal rejects female-authored study: “Find one or two male biologists to work with” | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Philosophy's gender bias: For too long, scholars say, women have been ignored. - Washington Post

Philosophy's gender bias: For too long, scholars say, women have been ignored. - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Two scholars argue that historians of philosophy should acknowledge the influence of long-neglected female voices.
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Straight high school student shocks his gay best friend with prom proposal

Straight high school student shocks his gay best friend with prom proposal | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Awesome prom proposal!

Ahhh, spring is in the air. Birds are nesting, flowers are blooming and tuxedo rental shops are bustling with business for a busy prom season.

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Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality'

Jimmy Carter: 'Losing My Religion For Equality' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
For most of his life, Jimmy Carter has been an advocate for human rights. One year after leaving the Oval Office, the former US President and his wife Rosalynn Carter, founded the Carter ...
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"The truth is that male religious leaders have had - and still have - an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world. This is in clear violation not just of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, Moses and the prophets, Muhammad, and founders of other great religions - all of whom have called for proper and equitable treatment of all the children of God. It is time we had the courage to challenge these views."  Jimmy Carter

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Why do women in Scotland vote? Because the referendum taught us that politics is about power

Why do women in Scotland vote? Because the referendum taught us that politics is about power | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Last week we got to see three strong female leaders in Leaders’ Debate offer an alternative, articulate vision of how politics could be. "Didn’t the girls do well?" was the general tone of the commentariat.

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Islam is a “Yes Religion!” - MuslimMatters

Islam is a “Yes Religion!” - MuslimMatters | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
By Karim Serageldin When I was seven-years-old I used to attend a halaqa that focused on “the Islam of No’s”. One summer day upon entering class, my stoic teacher and I got into this dialogue. “Wha...
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The Surprising Religious Breakdown Of Same-Sex Marriage Support

The Surprising Religious Breakdown Of Same-Sex Marriage Support | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“Today, major religious groups reside on both sides of this issue and within many key groups—such as Catholics—support among rank and file members is now at odds with official church opposition.”
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House GOP Tries To Reverse D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Law

House GOP Tries To Reverse D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Law | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
House Republicans advanced a measure on Tuesday that would reverse a Washington, D.C., law preventing employers from being able to fire individuals based on their personal reproductive health decisions.

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Hillary Clinton Evolves on Gay Rights, While Others Lag Behind - New York Times (blog)

Hillary Clinton Evolves on Gay Rights, While Others Lag Behind - New York Times (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Mrs. Clinton now supports a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, a mechanic in Michigan says he’ll refuse to fix gay customers’ cars.
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Freedom of & from religion - Tribune-Review

Freedom of & from religion - Tribune-Review | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. In ...
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Google is planning to spend $150 million to make its workforce more diverse

Google is planning to spend $150 million to make its workforce more diverse | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
If there's one consistent complaint about Silicon Valley, it's that all the people working there tend to look remarkably similar.
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Autobiography of Mother Jones - Chapter X - March of the Mill Children

Autobiography of Mother Jones - Chapter X - March of the Mill Children | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

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Washington Post: April 27, 2015 - Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their great divide on LGBT rights

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Ameneh Bahrami: was I right to pardon the man who blinded me with acid?

Ameneh Bahrami: was I right to pardon the man who blinded me with acid? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Interview: The Iranian woman who decided at the last moment not to take the sight of the man who disfigured her, explains why her quest for justice is not over
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Extend the freedom to marry to all Americans - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio - Official Campaign Website

Extend the freedom to marry to all Americans - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Ohio - Official Campaign Website | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Because Ohio’s constitution does not allow same sex couples to marry, Jim Obergefell and his husband, John Arthur, had to travel out of state to tie the knot. But after John passed away, the state of Ohio refused to honor their marriage. Jim fought back, and on April 28th his case will be heard in the Supreme Court. Earlier this month, I had the privilege to meet with Jim. And he told me what he tells everyone who will listen -- he wants his marriage to be recognized and for the simple human right to marry the person he loves. For Jim, this case is personal. But for the country, his case could represent the opportunity to legalize full marriage equality in all 50 states.
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Poll: American Muslims Are More Supportive Of Same-Sex Marriage Than White Evangelical Christians

Poll: American Muslims Are More Supportive Of Same-Sex Marriage Than White Evangelical Christians | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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A new poll released this week found that the majority of most major religious groups now fully embrace marriage equality, and that even groups who oppose the right to marry are abandoning anti-LGBT views at a surprising rate.
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"Religious Leaders On Same-Sex Marriage: “No One View Speaks For 'Religion'”" - ThinkProgress

"Religious Leaders On Same-Sex Marriage: “No One View Speaks For 'Religion'”" - ThinkProgress | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“No one view speaks for ‘religion.'”
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Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity".
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Most Homeless Women Can’t Get Pads Or Tampons. These Women Want To Change That.

Most Homeless Women Can’t Get Pads Or Tampons. These Women Want To Change That. | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Most homeless shelters can't provide tampons and pads. These groups want to change that.
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Rutgers Center for American Politics uses Twitter to 'gender watch' 2016 elections - RU Daily Targum

Rutgers Center for American Politics uses Twitter to 'gender watch' 2016 elections - RU Daily Targum | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
While many students might have expected Hillary Clinton to run for the United States presidency, not many would anticipate a Twitter page dedicated to
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Church defends pastor accused of rape: We’ve got to answer to nobody but God

Church defends pastor accused of rape: We’ve got to answer to nobody but God | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A church in New Jersey is standing by its pastor after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman for several years, starting when she was 17. Pastor James E.
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 I recall a Biblical phrase that went something like this: "render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's."  In this case a sexual assault is a crime against the state. Call the police.

 

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Fiorina says if she were the GOP's nominee, Clinton's gender-based arguments ... - U.S. News & World Report

Fiorina says if she were the GOP's nominee, Clinton's gender-based arguments ... - U.S. News & World Report | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race.
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Running a woman against a woman neutralizes nothing. We are trying to escape the gender definition of political representation. She doesn't get it.

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