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'RaiseForWomen' Challenge Kicks Off Fundraiser For Women ...

'RaiseForWomen' Challenge Kicks Off Fundraiser For Women ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
HuffPost and partners have officially launched the fundraising portion of RaiseForWomen, a campaign providing resources and awareness for nonprofits run by and for women.
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Wikipedia moves women to ‘American women novelists’ category to make room for more men in ‘American novelists’

Wikipedia moves women to ‘American women novelists’ category to make room for more men in ‘American novelists’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Outrage as female authors relegated to ‘American women novelists’ subcategory, clearing space for all-male main page There are American novelists, and then there are American women novelists – at least according to Wikipedia, where outrage has been...
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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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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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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee - NPR (blog)

Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee - NPR (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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Step Aside, Gents. Witness The Rise Of Women In Coffee NPR (blog) One listener, Margaret Swallow, who'd heard the story on her local station, WVXU in Cincinnati, reached out to me with the story of 30-plus years in coffee — which...
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Politico’s wholly sexist narrative of the ‘woman in power’ at the New York Times

Politico’s wholly sexist narrative of the ‘woman in power’ at the New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The New York Times executive editor is apparently stubborn and snappy. Why must we focus on women’s character traits?
Happy newsrooms are all alike. Every unhappy newsroom is unhappy in its own way.
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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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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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