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The 5 Weirdest Ideas From Conservatives’ New Talking Points Against Marriage Equality

The 5 Weirdest Ideas From Conservatives’ New Talking Points Against Marriage Equality | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The John Jay Institute, a leadership think tank for religious conservatives, has published a new guide full of talking point suggestions for people opposed to marriage equality for same-sex couples.
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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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Sammie Bryant's curator insight, January 2, 11:58 PM

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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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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Corporate America tells the Supreme Court that gay marriage is good for business

Corporate America tells the Supreme Court that gay marriage is good for business | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
On Thursday, an amicus brief was filed with the US Supreme Court on behalf of 379 American corporations, asking the court to end the confusion and make gay marriage legal throughout the country.
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Women See Themselves as Left Out Amid Talk of Change in Catholic Church - New York Times

Women See Themselves as Left Out Amid Talk of Change in Catholic Church - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Though Pope Francis has cited the importance of women in the life of the Catholic Church, critics say he has at times proved strikingly tone-deaf toward the sensitivities and needs of women.
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Why Would Two Women Be Punished For Brian Williams’s Mistakes?

Why Would Two Women Be Punished For Brian Williams’s Mistakes? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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NBC News is struggling in the wake of the scandal caused by Brian Williams’s apparent false claims about being in an aircraft that took RPG fire.
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Officer Cleared, City Indicted

Officer Cleared, City Indicted | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Michael Brown Memorial in Ferguson, Missouri (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP) Almost seven months after Michael Brown was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department cleared Wilson of civil-rights violations in a...
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Hollywood horror: Actress’ death highlights Native American women’s woes | Al Jazeera America

Hollywood horror: Actress’ death highlights Native American women’s woes | Al Jazeera America | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Actress Misty Upham wanted to be a voice for the voiceless, but her death underscored police–Native American tensions
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Interview Renews Horror of New Delhi Gang Rape

Interview Renews Horror of New Delhi Gang Rape | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A new documentary that includes an interview with one of the men who raped and brutalized a woman aboard a private bus in New Delhi in 2012 has reignited passions about the case.
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Women's advocates hope to strip abortion 'gag' from ND human trafficking bill - INFORUM

Women's advocates hope to strip abortion 'gag' from ND human trafficking bill - INFORUM | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
FARGO – Some women’s advocates complain that an anti-abortion “gag” provision was quietly slipped into a bill to combat human trafficking that passed the Senate last month.
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Israel’s ultra-Orthodox women make uphill battle for parliament

JERUSALEM (RNS) The fact that women in the Haredi sect are running at all is historic and radical for a community where politics -- and decision-making -- are traditionally left to the menfolk.
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EU seen as dragging its feet on gender equality - EurActiv

EU seen as dragging its feet on gender equality - EurActiv | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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On the eve of International Women's Day on Sunday (8 March), the EU is seen as dragging its feet on fulfilling its promise on gender equality.
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Record number of children adopted by LGBT families

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The number of children adopted by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples and individuals has reached record highs over the last 12 months, with over 480 children placed in loving stable homes in the last year.

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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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India: Rape documentary excerpts 'incite violence against women' - CNN

India: Rape documentary excerpts 'incite violence against women' - CNN | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
India's information ministry tells all news channels not to air documentary about rape in India, warning that excerpts "incite violence against women."
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Why women are the worst affected by zero hours contracts

Why women are the worst affected by zero hours contracts | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Zero hours contracts are widely used in the care sector, where women make up the majority of the workforce.

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Faith Groups Are Trying To Block Emergency Contraception For Raped Migrant Children

Faith Groups Are Trying To Block Emergency Contraception For Raped Migrant Children | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A 14-year-old Guatemalan migrant is left stranded in a wooded area in Mexico after the freight train she was traveling on had a minor derailment.
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Mapping history's 'invisible' women - CNN

Mapping history's 'invisible' women - CNN | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Not all not notable women make it into the history books. A group of teens wants to put women on the map with help from Google.
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Gender discrimination through my son's eyes - Washington Post

Gender discrimination through my son's eyes - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
My son and I were discussing Malala and her fight to go to school like boys do. Then I realized we didn't need to look at Pakistan to learn about gender discrimination. All we needed to do was attend a hockey game.
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Christian, or Feminist?

Christian, or Feminist? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Double-M/Flickr Last fall, Dianna E. Anderson wrote an article for a women's website about losing her virginity and realizing that sex outside of marriage can be holy.
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Georgia ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill Forced Through Committee During Bathroom Break

Georgia ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill Forced Through Committee During Bathroom Break | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
When the cat’s away, the mice will pass discriminatory, anti-gay legislation.
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Science, Religion and the Moral Arc: An Interview With Michael Shermer - Huffington Post

Michael Shermer thinks so. Shermer is the editor of Skeptic magazine, and has long been a strong advocate for science and rational thinking, since they are the best ways we have for understanding the way the world works....
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Yahoo CEO Doesn't 'Play The Gender Card' Because Gender Isn't 'Relevant' In ... - ThinkProgress

Yahoo CEO Doesn't 'Play The Gender Card' Because Gender Isn't 'Relevant' In ... - ThinkProgress | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
"There are probably industries where gender is more of an issue, but our industry is not one where I think that’s relevant.”
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Amish Beard-Cutting Attackers Resentenced After Reversal of Hate Crimes Convictions

Amish Beard-Cutting Attackers Resentenced After Reversal of Hate Crimes Convictions | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Last August, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the hate crimes convictions of 16 members of the Bergholz Amish community who had been charged in beard and hair-cutting attacks on other Amish men and women.
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Pankaj Mishra: Look outside religion for the roots of the Islamic State - National Post

Pankaj Mishra: Look outside religion for the roots of the Islamic State - National Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The West faces the implosion of an old order on its frontiers while inequality, financial crises and failed wars undermine its own legitimacy and authority.
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