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Why the Pope Hates Nuns | Gender | AlterNet

Why the Pope Hates Nuns | Gender | AlterNet | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
It's tempting to simply view the church hierarchy as a cult of misogyny. But at its heart, it's a cult of power; misogyny is but one tool for securing that power.
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Why women on boards isn’t enough: Gender-balanced leadership styles

Why women on boards isn’t enough: Gender-balanced leadership styles | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Studies have made it clear that women are excellent leaders, producing meaningful, measurable and often dramatically improved results.

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Dems Claim One WI Senate Seat, Depriving Scott Walker Of His Rubber Stamp

Dems Claim One WI Senate Seat, Depriving Scott Walker Of His Rubber Stamp | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
So I looked at the exit polling data, and a substantial number of Wisconsinites (60 percent, according to MSNBC) seem to have voted for Walker because they thought this recall election was an abuse of the recall process.
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Sweeping arrests over Afghan schoolgirl ‘attacks’

Sweeping arrests over Afghan schoolgirl ‘attacks’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
KABUL — Sweeping arrests have been made by desperate Afghan authorities trying to end the alleged serial poisoning of schoolgirls, but some doctors now suspect psychological stress could be behind the “attacks”, officials said Tuesday.
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Tunisian blogger on hunger strike to ‘defend press freedom’

Tunisian blogger on hunger strike to ‘defend press freedom’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
TUNIS — A Tunisian journalist said Tuesday he launched a hunger strike on May 28 to defend press freedom after military police seized the cameras he used to film the trial of ousted leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
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Vatican Condemns Nun’s Support For Marriage Equality: ‘This Opinion Is Not Acceptable’

Vatican Condemns Nun’s Support For Marriage Equality: ‘This Opinion Is Not Acceptable’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Vatican is continuing its crackdown on American nuns and has denounced Sister Margaret A.
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Senate Dems Betray Lilly

Senate Dems Betray Lilly | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from ...

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North Carolina GOP Platform Says Government Should Be Able To Discriminate Against Gays

North Carolina GOP Platform Says Government Should Be Able To Discriminate Against Gays | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Emboldened by a recently enacted constitutional amendment prohibiting civil unions and same-sex marriage, North Carolina’s Republican party adopted a platform on Sunday, June 3 that condones discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation.” The...
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Not Satisfied With Attacking Nuns, Catholic Bishops Go After Girl Scouts

Not Satisfied With Attacking Nuns, Catholic Bishops Go After Girl Scouts | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
First the nuns, now the Girl Scouts: It would be comical if the goal were not so pernicious and the outcome so damaging.
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Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender ...

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
When students are introduced to IR, they need to be introduced to the concept of feminism as more than just an add-on idea to consider after they have tackled and understood the “real” IR theories of realism and liberal ...
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Lake County Housing Authority settles race, gender discrimination lawsuit

Lake County Housing Authority settles race, gender discrimination lawsuit | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Lake County Housing Authority board members have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit filed by a Warren Township woman who claimed she encountered discrimination on the job because she's white and of Polish descent.
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Nuns' bold response to Vatican report signals division remains unresolved - Washington Post

Nuns' bold response to Vatican report signals division remains unresolved - Washington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New Yorker (blog)Nuns' bold response to Vatican report signals division remains unresolvedWashington PostReactions among Catholics to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious's statement were strong and polarized, typical of a faith community ...
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Oklahoma Doctor Refuses To Provide Rape Victim With Emergency Contraception

Oklahoma Doctor Refuses To Provide Rape Victim With Emergency Contraception | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma emergency room doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old female rape victim because the doctor said it went against her personal beliefs.
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NY judge: Anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional - Boston.com

NY judge: Anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional - Boston.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

NY judge: Anti-gay marriage law unconstitutional NEW YORK—A federal judge in Manhattan joined a growing chorus of judges across the country Wednesday by striking down a key component of a federal law denying benefits to...

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Gay marriage law to pass in parliament | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English

Gay marriage law to pass in parliament | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

Marriage in Denmark will become gender neutral after MPs vote to allow same sex marriage 

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Does a Texas Charter School Chain Use Taxpayer Money to Proselytize Students and Fund a Church?

Does a Texas Charter School Chain Use Taxpayer Money to Proselytize Students and Fund a Church? | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
An investigation by Americans United for Separation of Church and State suggests that Shekinah Radiance Academy schools, using public money, operate as religious institutions.
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Disney to ban junk-food ads on TV channels, websites

Disney to ban junk-food ads on TV channels, websites | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The Walt Disney Company, in a first for a US media giant, said Tuesday it will ban junk-food advertising on its TV channels and websites from 2015 to help fight obesity among US children.
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Pope’s butler risks 6 years in prison for stealing classified documents

Pope’s butler risks 6 years in prison for stealing classified documents | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI’s butler risks up to six years in prison if convicted on a charge of aggravated theft for stealing classified documents from the papal chambers, a Vatican judge said Tuesday.
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In Victory For Marriage Equality, Appeals Court Declines To Reconsider Proposition 8 Case

In Victory For Marriage Equality, Appeals Court Declines To Reconsider Proposition 8 Case | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today decided not to re-hear the case for Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage equality.
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Wisconsin Voters Report Receiving Robocalls Telling Them Not To Vote

Wisconsin Voters Report Receiving Robocalls Telling Them Not To Vote | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
From Eau Claire to Beloit, voters across Wisconsin are relaying stories via Twitter, Facebook and online message boards about anonymous “robocalls” from allies of Scott Walker, telling them–incorrectly–that if they signed petitions to recall...
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Turkish Women Take to the Streets to Protest Proposed Abortion Ban

Turkish Women Take to the Streets to Protest Proposed Abortion Ban | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to proceed toward a ban of abortion services in the country. In response, Turkish feminists are rallying to support pro-choice policy. They have launched a ...
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GOP lawmakers rebutting 'war on women' -

GOP lawmakers rebutting 'war on women' - | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

GOP lawmakers rebutting 'war on women' Every time they turn around, Republicans are under attack from Democrats who claim the GOP is anti-women.

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32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose -

32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose - | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

32 years after attack, Pakistani woman gets nose "A woman is only a woman inside the home, outside she's a whore!" he yelled at Rakhi as she lay bleeding on the dusty street just outside her home.

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Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr

Ontario Archbishop chooses the wrong cause to play the martyr | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
This week, Cardinal Thomas Collins, the Archbishop of Toronto, issued a long statement protesting against the Liberal Ontario government’s announcement that its anti-bullying legislation, Bill 13, will include specific language protecting school...
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Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book

Illinois School Board Bans Family Diversity Book | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Erie, Illinois School Board has banned Todd Parr’s “The Family Book” from being used in its elementary school after parents complained that on one page, it mentions that “some families have two moms or two dads.” They argued that “those are...
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