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Iowa lawmakers to slash justices’ pay by 80 percent for 2009 LGBT marriage ruling

Iowa lawmakers to slash justices’ pay by 80 percent for 2009 LGBT marriage ruling | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A group of conservatives in the Iowa state House have filed a measure that would cut the pay of state Supreme Court Justices by around 80 percent — but only for the ones who voted to legalize same sex marriage in 2009.
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Will GOP women stay home? - Charlotte Observer

Will GOP women stay home? - Charlotte Observer | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Atheist Richard Dawkins: ‘Indoctrination of religion’ is ‘child abuse’

Atheist Richard Dawkins: ‘Indoctrination of religion’ is ‘child abuse’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on Sunday told a British literary festival that parents who forced their children to believe that religion was a fact were guilty of “child abuse.” Speaking about his family-friendly book The Magic of Reality...
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Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing

Fox News host proposes putting ‘listening devices’ in mosques after Boston bombing | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
After falsely painting the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing as frequent visitors to a local mosque, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade called for authorities to spy on mosques, despite evidence such tactics did not help any criminal investigations.
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Maddow explains why Dzhokar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights

Maddow explains why Dzhokar Tsarnaev was not read his Miranda rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the so-called “public safety” exception to Miranda laws.
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While Sequestration Cuts Programs For The Poor, The U.S. Ranks Second-To-Last On Child Poverty

While Sequestration Cuts Programs For The Poor, The U.S. Ranks Second-To-Last On Child Poverty | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. likes to think that it’s number one, but when it comes to child poverty in the developed world, it’s literally at the bottom of the pile.
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Unmarried Women Are Desperately Struggling in Our Failed Economy

Unmarried Women Are Desperately Struggling in Our Failed Economy | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Of all women below the federal poverty line, 81 percent are unmarried.
 
As millions of Americans raced to the post office this week to mail in their taxes, we were reminded that April is, indeed, the cruelest month.
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You Call Women 'Vaginas'? I Call You Out

You Call Women 'Vaginas'? I Call You Out | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New Hampshire lawmaker Peter Hansen was perfectly comfortable referring to women as 'vaginas' on an email list. He's a little squeezed by the fallout.
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The guy's a dick ..... 

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Secret tape: McConnell aides on Judd

Secret tape: McConnell aides on Judd | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Aides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed attacking Ashley Judd's mental health if the actress had opted to challenge the Kentuckian in 2014, according to a secret audio recording.
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100 Years of Indian Cinema: The first women directors

100 Years of Indian Cinema: The first women directors | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Fatma Begum is considered as the first woman director of Indian Cinema. She directed her first film in 1926.
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Feminism 'has failed working-class women' - The Guardian

Feminism 'has failed working-class women' - The Guardian | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian Feminism 'has failed working-class women' The Guardian While the average gap between the earnings of men and women has narrowed in the last 50 years, differences between professional and unskilled women are significantly higher than...
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'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style - NPR

'A Lovely Feeling': Celebrating Older Women With Fabulous Style - NPR | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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The fashion industry is sometimes criticized for unrealistic portrayals of young women. But if you're a woman over 60, there are almost no portrayals, realistic or otherwise.
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Georgia Republican Party chair: Straight people will enter gay marriages to get ‘a free ride’

Georgia Republican Party chair: Straight people will enter gay marriages to get ‘a free ride’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The leader of the Georgia Republican Party decried marriage equality in a newspaper interview as a pathway for heterosexual people to scam their way into getting tax breaks.
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Dartmouth cancels classes after anti-rape protesters threatened with sexual assault and ‘execution’

Dartmouth cancels classes after anti-rape protesters threatened with sexual assault and ‘execution’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College canceled classes for a day after students who participated in a protest against racism, homophobia and rape on campus were targeted with online threats.
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Report: Suspects not gun licensed

Report: Suspects not gun licensed | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
One didn't have ID, and the other was ineligible.
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Boston Marathon Suspect's Treatment Shows How 'War on Terror' Has Killed Basic Rights

Boston Marathon Suspect's Treatment Shows How 'War on Terror' Has Killed Basic Rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
19-year-old American citizen Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, has not been read his Miranda rights.
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Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform

Grassley flips out: ‘I didn’t say that!’ about using bombing to delay immigration reform | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Monday became irate and yelled at Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a Senate hearing at the suggestion that he had used last week’s Boston Marathon bombing to try and delay immigration reform.
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Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?

Why Should I Care That No One’s Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will not hear his Miranda rights before the FBI questions him Friday night.
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Advocating for Women Scientists | BU Today | Boston University

Advocating for Women Scientists | BU Today | Boston University | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Karen Antman, Medical Campus provost and School of Medicine dean, has been awarded the 2013 Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Research, which she calls a ...
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How Being Poor in America Shaped Every Part of My Life and Forced Me to Live on the Streets (Hard Times, USA)

How Being Poor in America Shaped Every Part of My Life and Forced Me to Live on the Streets (Hard Times, USA) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The reality of poverty in America.
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Interesting and informative read .... 

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Court Hears Gay Conversion Case

Court Hears Gay Conversion Case | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The question of whether a controversial California law that would ban gay "conversion therapy" for those under 18 violates the First Amendment right to free speech heads to a San Francisco appeals court today.
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Free speech means you can be wrong but it doesn't mean you can be wrong enough to hurt someone other than yourself.

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Pope Francis doubles @pontifex’s Twitter following

Pope Francis doubles @pontifex’s Twitter following | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis’s online flock has doubled from 2.5 million to 5.0 million Twitter followers in just seven weeks — nearly half the time it took his predecessor Benedict XVI to build up his following.
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Violence against indigenous women and the twofold challenge - Aljazeera.com

Violence against indigenous women and the twofold challenge - Aljazeera.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Violence against indigenous women and the twofold challenge
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"Two of every three women murdered died for the simple reason: they were women.
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Mammogram law takes effect Monday - U-T San Diego

Mammogram law takes effect Monday - U-T San Diego | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Mammogram law takes effect Monday
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The law makes California the fifth state in the nation to require dense tissue notifications.
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Saudi Arabia allows women to ride bikes, sort of - CBS News

Saudi Arabia allows women to ride bikes, sort of - CBS News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Saudi Arabia allows women to ride bikes, sort of
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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi women walk out of a shopping mall as they wait for their driver to pick them up in Riyadh 14 June 2005.
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