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Politics in Your DNA

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What if at the very beginning stages of development you absorbed your twin’s cells? You’d be twins—a phenomenon called a chimera. Would you suddenly feel extra special because you are really more than just one person?
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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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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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Race & Politics: The Political Representation of African Americans in Ferguson

The Fire This Time: Missouri Is America: http://www.afroarticles.com/article-dashboard/Article/The-Fire-This-Time--Missouri-Is-America/259130 ---------------------------------- ** Visit Political...
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Why More Women Than Men Are Dying in the Ebola Outbreak - Yahoo Health

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Why More Women Than Men Are Dying in the Ebola Outbreak
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In West Africa, for instance, “women tend to be the primary caregivers when other family members are ill,” he noted.
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Grace Mugabe enters Zanu-PF politics

Grace Mugabe enters Zanu-PF politics | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

The wife of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has entered politics after being endorsed to become head of the ruling Zanu-PF party's women's league.


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ISIS Extremists To Impregnate Yazidis Women To Destroy Their Blonde DNA - Hollywood Life

ISIS Extremists To Impregnate Yazidis Women To Destroy Their Blonde DNA - Hollywood Life | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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ISIS Extremists To Impregnate Yazidis Women To Destroy Their Blonde DNA
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ISIS extremists have vowed to impregnate the 300 Yazidi women they kidnapped in hopes of breaking their bloodlines and removing their Aryan DNA.
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France passes sweeping gender-equality law - Al Jazeera America

France passes sweeping gender-equality law - Al Jazeera America | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
France passes sweeping gender-equality law
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France passed a sweeping gender-equality law this week that eases current restrictions on abortion, encourages paternity leave and promotes gender parity at home and in the workplace.
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Everything You Need To Know About The 4 Gay Marriage Cases Before Federal Appeals Court

Everything You Need To Know About The 4 Gay Marriage Cases Before Federal Appeals Court | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday on six gay marriage fights from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee on Wednesday, setting the stage for one ruling. Each case deals with whether statewide gay marriag...
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Gender identity: Not a choice - hays Post

Gender identity: Not a choice - hays Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gender identity: Not a choice
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In these last 50 years, scientists have learned that the development of both our gender and our sexual identity is a complex process.
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How a Media Myth Helped Close Half of Texas Women's Health Clinics 1 Year Later

How a Media Myth Helped Close Half of Texas Women's Health Clinics 1 Year Later | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The myth of the unsafe clinics was created by anti-choice activists, and the media accepted and repeated it.
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Don't use religion as a cover for discrimination - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Don't use religion as a cover for discrimination - Jackson Clarion Ledger | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Don't use religion as a cover for discrimination Jackson Clarion Ledger Mississippi's so-called “religious liberty” bill was completely unnecessary as — contrary to those who claim it is needed — there is no assault on Christianity, which continues...
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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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Freedom from Religion
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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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Florida County Unanimously Bans Atheists from Delivering Invocations at Public Meetings [Video]

Florida County Unanimously Bans Atheists from Delivering Invocations at Public Meetings [Video] | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Commissioners deaf to arguments that this violates Constitution and people's rights.
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Andrew Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination - The Journal News / Lohud.com

Andrew Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination - The Journal News / Lohud.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
LGBTQ Nation Andrew Cuomo: Outlaw gender identity discrimination The Journal News / Lohud.com Andrew Cuomo is calling on the state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people, saying gender identity and expression should be included in the...
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Ohio Abortion Access Suffers 'Death By A Thousand Cuts'

Ohio Abortion Access Suffers 'Death By A Thousand Cuts' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
While Texas lawmakers are passing sweeping laws that shut down multiple abortion providers at a time, Ohio is taking a quieter but potentially more effective approach to cutting off access to safe and legal abortion.

Women's Med, one of two abort...
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Whose faith wins? Keeping religion out of the law - Open Democracy

Whose faith wins? Keeping religion out of the law - Open Democracy | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Whose faith wins? Keeping religion out of the law Open Democracy Religion may help to control behavior and justify human worth and dignity, but in Nigeria, the co-existence of Sharia law with English Common Law has had serious human...
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US nuns to honor feminist theologian while keeping politics at bay

US nuns to honor feminist theologian while keeping politics at bay | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) A top Vatican official warned the nuns in April that honoring Sister Elizabeth Johnson, a longtime Fordham University professor, would be considered provoking the Holy See and U.S.
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Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who Just Pitched Her Team To The Little League World Series

Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who Just Pitched Her Team To The Little League World Series | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Mo'Ne Davis boasts a 70 mile-per-hour fastball and pitched a complete game shutout to lead her team to the Little League World Series.
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Should domestic violence services be gender neutral? - The Guardian

Should domestic violence services be gender neutral? - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Should domestic violence services be gender neutral?
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Many of the women we help would not leave their abusive relationship if the only option was going to a gender-neutral refuge.
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Why abortion 'patient safety' laws may actually hurt women - Washington Post (blog)

Why abortion 'patient safety' laws may actually hurt women - Washington Post (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Why abortion 'patient safety' laws may actually hurt women
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For the second time in a matter of days, a federal court on Monday rejected a state law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.
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George Will: Identity Politics for Me, Not for Thee - Slate Magazine (blog)

George Will: Identity Politics for Me, Not for Thee - Slate Magazine (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) George Will: Identity Politics for Me, Not for Thee Slate Magazine (blog) Sherrod Brown won't be considered because the Democratic Party's activist core is incurably devoted to identity politics — the proposition that people...
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Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men

Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
This morning, the Wall Street Journal reported on funds that choose to tie their fates to the performance of companies led by women.
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