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Gender equality act won't fix discrimination, but it will make employers ...

Gender equality act won't fix discrimination, but it will make employers ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Gender equality act won't fix discrimination, but it will make employers ...We've all seen the reports of studies demonstrating women's inequality at work.

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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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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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Malawi Gay Rights: New Marriage Law Further Criminalizes LGBT Relationships ... - International Business Times

Malawi Gay Rights: New Marriage Law Further Criminalizes LGBT Relationships ... - International Business Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Legislation enacted this week discriminates against the African nation's LGBT community, a global advocacy organization says.
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Islamic State's 'war crimes' against Yazidi women documented - Washington Post

Islamic State's 'war crimes' against Yazidi women documented - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Human Rights Watch report describes "organized rape" and other horrific crimes against Yazidi women and girls.
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The 'invisible' victims of Edomex, Mexico's most dangerous place to be female

The 'invisible' victims of Edomex, Mexico's most dangerous place to be female | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Grief-stricken families plead with Mexican authorities to stop the violence that experts say is associated with gender hate crimes
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Five key arguments loom in gay marriage case - USA TODAY

Five key arguments loom in gay marriage case - USA TODAY | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Judicial precedent, states' rights, regulating procreation, optimal child-rearing, and history and tradition are among the main arguments looming in the Supreme Court's upcoming debate about gay marriage.
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Thousands Of Young Women In US Forced Into Marriage - NPR (blog)

Thousands Of Young Women In US Forced Into Marriage - NPR (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.
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Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men - New York Times

Women Still Earn a Lot Less Than Men - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The longer the pay gap persists, the less it can be explained away by factors other than discrimination.
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Tennessee House Approves Bill To Make Bible Official State Book

Tennessee House Approves Bill To Make Bible Official State Book | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15 (Reuters) - Tennessee state legislators on Wednesday advanced a bill to make the Bible the official state book, a measure the state attorney general said would be unconstitutional and Republ...
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This is the thing .... everywhere Christians slipping their Christianity into the public world. Even online, try to have a conversation. Two comments later someone says "pray for them" "my prayers to the family" "god bless them"  What the heck?  We are becoming our own sort of Christian McCarthyism.  Like the moral police of other countries. Not unlike the taliban. It's so offensive to me.  I don't even know what those kinds of comments mean.

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Teacher tackling technology gender gap - USA TODAY

Teacher tackling technology gender gap - USA TODAY | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Brad Brockmueller blames a stereotype for the lopsided number of boys in his classes.And the problem getting worse, he said."The stereotype of the computer geek or the computer nerd,"...
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The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

The Big Lie The Media Tells About Indiana’s New ‘Religious Freedom’ Law | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Indiana law differs substantially from the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by President Clinton in 1993, and all other state RFRAs.
There are several important differences in the Indiana bill but the most striking is Section 9. Under that section, a “person” (which under the law includes not only an individual but also any organization, partnership, LLC, corporation, company, firm, church, religious society, or other entity) whose “exercise of religion has been substantially burdened, or is likely to be substantially burdened” can use the law as “a claim or defense… regardless of whether the state or any other governmental entity is a party to the proceeding.”
Every other Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to disputes between a person or entity and a government. Indiana’s is the only law that explicitly applies to disputes between private citizens. This means it could be used as a cudgel by corporations to justify discrimination against individuals that might otherwise be protected under law. Indiana trial lawyer Matt Anderson, discussing this difference, writes that the Indiana law is “more broadly written than its federal and state predecessors” and opens up “the path of least resistance among its species to have a court adjudicate it in a manner that could ultimately be used to discriminate…”
This is not a trivial distinction. Arizona enacted an RFRA that applied to actions involving the government in 2012. When the state legislature tried to expand it to purely private disputes in 2014, nationwide protests erupted and Jan Brewer, Arizona’s Republican governor, vetoed the measure.
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Christian Group Is Ready To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

Christian Group Is Ready To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"Purportedly a matter of religious freedom, we find RFRA contrary to the values of our faith – as well as to our national and Hoosier values," the letter read.
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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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The Conversation No One Wants To Have: Gender Stereotyping - Forbes

The Conversation No One Wants To Have: Gender Stereotyping - Forbes | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A female moderator marked the midpoint of a four-man panel assembled to discuss the issue of “attracting, retaining, and advancing” women working in the technology industry.
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Gay Jesuit student priest calls on church to find ‘tender compassion’ in poignant statement

Gay Jesuit student priest calls on church to find ‘tender compassion’ in poignant statement | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A 36-year-old Jesuit man studying for the priesthood announced he was gay on Friday and encouraged the Catholic Church to be more accepting of LGBT clergy and members, Think Progress reported.
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Texas Judge Denies Two Gay Dads Parental Rights to Their Biological Twin Sons|The Gaily Grind

Texas Judge Denies Two Gay Dads Parental Rights to Their Biological Twin Sons|The Gaily Grind | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A Texas family court judge has denied the request of a legally married same-sex couple to adopt their newborn biological twin sons. The judge also denied a

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Gay-rights Republicans slam Western Conservative Summit over disinvite - The Denver Post

Gay-rights Republicans slam Western Conservative Summit over disinvite - The Denver Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Western Conservative Summit, where some 2016 GOP hopefuls will speak, has disinvited a gay Republican group, creating a firestorm that some say hurts
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CNN reporter corners Rand Paul on gay rights: You believe in freedom 'but not ... - Raw Story

CNN reporter corners Rand Paul on gay rights: You believe in freedom 'but not ... - Raw Story | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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China Releases 5 Women's Rights Activists Detained for Weeks - New York Times

China Releases 5 Women's Rights Activists Detained for Weeks - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The women, whose plight drew international condemnation, were freed on bail, but an investigation was continuing, one of their lawyers said.
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Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father

Texas approves textbooks with Moses as Founding Father | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Christian conservatives win, children lose: Texas textbooks will teach public school students that the Founding Fathers based the Constitution on the Bible, and the American system of democracy was inspired by Moses.
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You won't see Hillary Clinton in the same light ever again

You won't see Hillary Clinton in the same light ever again | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Read Meryl Streep’s introduction of Hillary Clinton during the recent 2012 Women in the World conference:

Two years ago when Tina Brown and Diane von Furstenberg first envisioned this conference, ...
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DOJ: prison officials must treat gender identity disorder - JURIST

DOJ: prison officials must treat gender identity disorder - JURIST | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
DOJ: prison officials must treat gender identity disorder JURIST Although physicians confirmed that Diamond suffered from gender dysphoria [press release] and recommended continuing hormone therapy, GDC claimed that its policies precluded it from...
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When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia

When ‘Religious Liberty’ Was Used To Justify Racism Instead Of Homophobia | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
After Brown v. Board of Education, many segregationists cited their own faith as justification for official racism. Ross Barnett won Mississippi's governorship in a landslide in 1960 after claiming that “the good Lord was the original segregationist."
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We Just Lost One of the Bravest Voices Against Rape Culture

The suffering of Suzette Jordan should be known to all.
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