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WordPress removes interview with British ‘straight pride’ group

WordPress removes interview with British ‘straight pride’ group | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Campaign group for ‘heterosexual equal rights’ uses US copyright law to issue a takedown notice.
WordPress has removed an interview with the “homophobic” campaign Straight Pride UK after the group used US copyright law to issue a takedown notice.
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Gender v. race: An old fight erupts anew on Twitter - Washington Post

Gender v. race: An old fight erupts anew on Twitter - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Gender v. race: An old fight erupts anew on Twitter
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An old fight has erupted anew on Twitter.
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Quinn. Yawn.

Quinn. Yawn. | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
One question raised by New York’s simultaneously boring yet circus-like campaign for mayor is why the hard working women of New York don’t care more about having a female mayor.
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Understanding Russian Homophobia: Gay People ‘Are Unsuitable For A Continuation Of Life’

Understanding Russian Homophobia: Gay People ‘Are Unsuitable For A Continuation Of Life’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: This article explicitly advocates on behalf of LGBT people and their families.
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Gender Pay Gap: 10 Ways For Women To Get Promoted At Work - Huffington Post UK

Gender Pay Gap: 10 Ways For Women To Get Promoted At Work - Huffington Post UK | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gender Pay Gap: 10 Ways For Women To Get Promoted At Work Huffington Post UK But despite this increasing evidence that companies need to employ a higher proportion of women in leadership roles, and telling glimpses of a more balanced future, the...
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Lesbian couple claims spousal privilege in Kentucky murder case to prevent wife from testifying

Lesbian couple claims spousal privilege in Kentucky murder case to prevent wife from testifying | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – A legal debate over whether one member of a same-sex couple has spousal privilege that would shield her from testifying against her partner is at the heart of a capital murder case in politically conservative...
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Mother of ‘Messiah’ ordered to change baby’s name after Christian judge rules it a conflict with her beliefs

Mother of ‘Messiah’ ordered to change baby’s name after Christian judge rules it a conflict with her beliefs | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A baby named “Messiah” must be renamed, according to a judge in Tennessee, because Messiah is a ‘earned’ title in the Judeo-Christian tradition.
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A judge names the baby?  What about babies named Jesus?  The mix of religion in our laws  really rises to the level of outrageous.

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Eagan candidate for Congress doesn't want her gender identity to define campaign - Pioneer Press

Eagan candidate for Congress doesn't want her gender identity to define campaign - Pioneer Press | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Eagan candidate for Congress doesn't want her gender identity to define campaign
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Overby acknowledged that her gender identity may be a polarizing issue for some voters, but she doesn't want it to define her candidacy.
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Women of color strive for firmer political foothold - Boston Globe

Women of color strive for firmer political foothold - Boston Globe | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Women of color strive for firmer political foothold
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One recent evening, dozens of women gathered in the basement of a Back Bay restaurant.
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Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Demands Inquiry ...

Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Demands Inquiry ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
(Toronto) – The visit to Canada on the week of August 5, 2013, by representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is a major step toward accountability for the murders and disappearances of indigenous ...
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Cultural mythologies strongly influence women's expectations about ...

Cultural mythologies strongly influence women's expectations about ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Morning sickness, shiny hair, and bizarre and intense cravings for pickles and ice cream—what expectations do pregnant women impose on their bodies, and how are those expectations influenced by cultural perspectives on ...
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Gay Russian teens communicate in secret to avoid law on 'propaganda' - The Guardian

Gay Russian teens communicate in secret to avoid law on 'propaganda' - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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The small support group is one of the few for young gay people in Russia.
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Call for gender balance on political conference platforms - The Guardian

Call for gender balance on political conference platforms - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Call for gender balance on political conference platforms
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While we enjoy the August break in the political calendar, party conference season will soon be upon us.
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Boston University president approves gender neutral campus housing - Boston.com

Boston University president approves gender neutral campus housing - Boston.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Boston University president Robert A.
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Defence force 'struggling' to meet gender equity targets - BDlive

Defence force 'struggling' to meet gender equity targets - BDlive | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Independent Online Defence force 'struggling' to meet gender equity targets BDlive THE Department of Defence and Military Veterans is still struggling to meet the female-representation targets of 40% at the entry level and 30% at higher levels as...
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Theories on Why Women Don't Enjoy Succeeding at Work as Much as Men Do - The Atlantic

Theories on Why Women Don't Enjoy Succeeding at Work as Much as Men Do - The Atlantic | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Theories on Why Women Don't Enjoy Succeeding at Work as Much as Men Do The Atlantic Nevertheless, the piece is an interesting look at a disturbing finding from a recent study: Men get more benefits, both financial and emotional, from...
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Op-Ed: Same-gender Couples Are A Solution, Not A Problem - Patch.com

Op-Ed: Same-gender Couples Are A Solution, Not A Problem Patch.com Projects Manager for Marriage Equality USA says Opponents of same-gender civil marriage are wrong when they claim divorces, broken families, and orphaned children will increase with...
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'Christians airbrushed women out of history'

'Christians airbrushed women out of history' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A band of forgotten women were hugely influential in the rise of Christianity, a five-year study has found.
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The Battle Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law - New Yorker (blog)

The Battle Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law - New Yorker (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New Yorker (blog) The Battle Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law New Yorker (blog) In fact, Mizulina has never spoken about banning oral sex—hence her complaint—but she was the key framer of Russia's notorious new law that bans “propaganda of nontraditional...
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Women fighting to keep government out of their bodies - MSNBC

Women fighting to keep government out of their bodies - MSNBC | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Women fighting to keep government out of their bodies
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The nationwide struggle for women's medical and physical privacy recently won a small, but high-profile victory.
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Mob attacks gay couple’s engagement ceremony in Haiti

Mob attacks gay couple’s engagement ceremony in Haiti | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A British man and his Haitian partner were attacked by dozens of locals who threw molotov cocktails and rocks at the couple’s private engagement ceremony, police said.
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Flextime is a finicky issue when it comes to gender - Greenville News

Flextime is a finicky issue when it comes to gender - Greenville News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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If you asked your boss for a more flexible work schedule, would your request be granted? The answer, finds a new study, may depend on your gender and your position.
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Democratic Republic of the Congo's women hold key to lasting peace - The Guardian

Democratic Republic of the Congo's women hold key to lasting peace - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Democratic Republic of the Congo's women hold key to lasting peace
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Women's voices should not only be heard because they are the victims of the war.
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GOP has 'doubled down on its war against women': NOW president - MSNBC

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GOP has 'doubled down on its war against women': NOW president
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“The Republican Party has doubled down on its war against women since the 2012 election,” said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.
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Obama Gives Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem - LifeNews.com

Obama Gives Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem - LifeNews.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Obama Gives Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abortion Activist Gloria Steinem
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President Barack Obama has named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's highest civilian honor.
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