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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

Record number of children adopted by LGBT families | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
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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23 gay rights activists arrested in Idaho House and Senate - Washington Times

23 gay rights activists arrested in Idaho House and Senate - Washington Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Police arrested roughly two dozen gay rights activists Monday after protesters refused to leave the Idaho Senate and House chambers in an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing anti-discrimination protections.
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Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night

Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for "roaming around at night".
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U.S. ramps up program women cops in Afghanistan - Washington Times

U.S. ramps up program women cops in Afghanistan - Washington Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
U.S. military and Afghan officials are moving ahead with the next phase of a cash-and-training plan to recruit more women to serve in Afghanistan’s national police force.
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5 Things Women Don't Know About Heart Disease - Huffington Post

5 Things Women Don't Know About Heart Disease - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue

By Emily Gurnon

We all know what a heart attack looks like. You feel a crushing pain in your chest and collapse to the floor. It all happens in a matter of seconds. Right?

Not necessarily.
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Patricia Arquette gets it: The real gender wage gap is for moms - Washington Post (blog)

Patricia Arquette gets it: The real gender wage gap is for moms - Washington Post (blog) | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
In a few words, the actress demonstrated a fairly sophisticated understanding of gender-based income inequality.
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Benjamin Netanyahu's blinkered view of American politics - Washington Post

Benjamin Netanyahu's blinkered view of American politics - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Benjamin Netanyahu thinks that he has to destroy the US-Israeli bilateral relationship in order to save it.
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Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion

Over half of Republicans want to ignore Bill of Rights, make Christianity national religion | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion, but don’t tell that to Republican Christians.

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Samantha Johns's curator insight, March 11, 9:53 AM

I believe that the government should ignore the bill of rights and make Christianity our nations religion. Just because it is the nations religion does not mean that other religions could not practice here. We were created on Christianity and we need to keep it that way. That way we can stand together. -SJ

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Gay rights in workplace bill moving ahead - Wyoming Tribune

Gay rights in workplace bill moving ahead - Wyoming Tribune | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
CHEYENNE - State lawmakers voted Friday to advance a bill that would prevent employers and others from discriminating against someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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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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Sharia law: North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays

Sharia law: North Carolina Republicans empower magistrates to refuse to marry blacks, Jews, gays | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Second: if you are a North Carolinian, call or write your state House member, urging him or her not only to vote against SB2 when it comes before the House, but much more importantly to offer amendments to the bill. Tacking on amendments will force a floor debate. And a floor debate, in turn, will force individual supporters to own their positions on this law before reporters, a gallery packed (I can assure you) with protesters, and the world. North Carolina is not quite (yet) Wisconsin, where Republican legislators take overweening pride in their parliamentary perversions.
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Black Women Are Beaten, Sexually Assaulted and Killed By Police. Why Don't We Talk About It?

Black Women Are Beaten, Sexually Assaulted and Killed By Police. Why Don't We Talk About It? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The degradation and sexual exploitation of black women’s work dates back to slavery.
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Challenging Gender Identity: Biologists Say Gender Expands Across A Spectrum ... - Medical Daily

Challenging Gender Identity: Biologists Say Gender Expands Across A Spectrum ... - Medical Daily | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gender identity is getting harder to understand as scientists learn more about how our cells work.
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Facebook Adds New Gender Option for Users: Fill in the Blank - ABC News

Facebook Adds New Gender Option for Users: Fill in the Blank - ABC News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.
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Vivek Wadhwa, Voice for Women in Silicon Valley, Is Foiled by His Tone - New York Times

Vivek Wadhwa, Voice for Women in Silicon Valley, Is Foiled by His Tone - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Mr. Wadhwa was one of the loudest male voices pushing for gender diversity in Silicon Valley. His story is a lesson in how not to handle criticism.
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GOP lawmaker: It’s OK for children to die in the name of God

GOP lawmaker: It’s OK for children to die in the name of God | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Rep. Christy Perry of Idaho says its a violation of parents' rights to obligate them to treat their sick children

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, February 25, 9:59 AM

Herein an example of the madness that is the Christian right. Abortion is always wrong because the child has a right to life; but if the child is ill, the parents have the religious right to refuse medical care and let the kid die. Whacko!

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Gay rights groups urge military to lift ban on transgender service members

Gay rights groups urge military to lift ban on transgender service members | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that “suitability for service” should be the only real standard.

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Washington Post: Feb. 24, 2015 - LGBT groups call on military to lift ban on transgender service members