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Turkish (Islamist) Deputy PM: Women Shouldn't Laugh in Public
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, immodesty, Turkey, Bulent Arinc, women's rights, laughing, protest )

Beth
- 103 days ago - clarionproject.org
Bülent Arınç said today that women should refrain from laughing in public, because it's immodest. In response to Arınç's remarks, hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on social media platforms.
George Takei: What If Hobby Lobby Was Run By Muslims Imposing Sharia Law on Workers?
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, society, women's rights, Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS, freedoms, religion, media )

CarrieSIC
- 142 days ago - rawstory.com
Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday's decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
HGTV Calls Off Show Starring Twins Who Hate Gays, Muslims, Divorce, and Public Schools (TEXT, AUDIO, and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: media, TV, HGTV, LGBT rights, women's rights, family, ethics, religion, society, news )

CarrieSIC
- 198 days ago - rawstory.com
HGTV abruptly called off a new reality show featuring twin brothers who have organized prayer rallies against LGBT and reproductive rights and compared same-sex marriage to Nazi German.
Please Sign: No More Jail Time for Marissa Alexander!
Society & Culture  (tags: Marissa Alexander, Angela Corey, Florida, Stand Your Ground, Warning Shot, Presumption of Innocence, triple sentence considered by prosecutio, domestic abuse, women's rights, discrimination, violence )

Susan
- 262 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
After all that domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander has been through, Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey now wants to make her serve three consecutive sentences for firing a warning shot out of fear of her abusive husband. Vindictive and Cruel!
Help Me Get Justice! Please Sign!
Society & Culture  (tags: stop domestic violence, women's rights, violence, crime, protect women, protect children, abusive relationships )

BarbCat
- 320 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Dianne Lynn Elko-Eakin has written a petition to stop Domestic Violence. We need to sign for women's rights, we need to protect women when the law will not.
The World's Worst Punishment for Rape? - PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: rape, gang rape, punishment, crime, investigation, women's rights, Kenya )

Judith
- 331 days ago - avaaz.org
16 year old Liz was walking home from her grandfather's funeral when she was ambushed by six men who took turns raping her and then threw her unconscious body down a 6-meter toilet pit. Their punishment? Police had them mow their station lawn
Please Sign: Tell States to Change So-Called Fetal Protection Laws That Imprison Pregnant Women
Society & Culture  (tags: women, pregnant women, prenatal protection laws, rights violations, imprisonment of pregnant women, human rights, women's rights, Wisconsisn, South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma )

Susan
- 392 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Alicia Beltran of Jackson Wisconsin wanted to do what's best for her unborn child. But that goal got her arrested. During a prenatal visit she told her doctor about a past addiction she'd overcome. Even though her tests were good, she was punished anyway.
Dr. Qanta Ahmed on the Situation of Women in Saudi Arabia: Study Found Mentally Retarded Women Used as Baby Factory   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, mentally retarded women, baby factories, abuse, women's rights )

Beth
- 404 days ago - youtube.com
The human slave, who cannot drive, who cannot travel without male permission, who cannot even shop for groceries without a male guardian. Women who have no male relative have extremely difficult circumstances. Any male, even a small 4 year old, has
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR GIRLS : Taliban Shooting Survivor Speaks in 'I Am Malala'
Society & Culture  (tags: humanrights, women's rights, Malalla, right to education for girls, education, culture, child, children, society, safety, world, violence, politics, goodnews, GoodNews, ethics, news, women, rights )

Cal
- 410 days ago - abcnews.go.com
A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist
Meet the Iranian Graduate Student Who Is Obviously Too Sexy to Serve on Any City Council
Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, culture, ethics, iran, women's rights, family, government, freedoms, world, rights, news )

Cal
- 462 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A woman who won a spot a seat on a city council in Iran has been disqualified from serving because she is just too hot.
Want More Gender Equality At Work? Go To An Emerging Market
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, news, world, world )

Cal
- 579 days ago - npr.org
For the past decade more American women than men have earned undergraduate and Master's degrees; and in the past three years, they've outpaced men at the doctoral level, too.
Horror in Paradise - TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Women's rights, Maldives, rape, sex abuse, victims, public flogging, Sharia, children, violence )

Angelika
- 612 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
It's hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor in the Maldives has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let's put an end to this lunacy by hitting the government where it hurts: the tourism industry.
Law Banning Violence Against Women Violates Sharia
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Sharia, Wife Beating, women's rights, human rights, Islamic violence )

Beth
- 618 days ago - dw.de
For supporters of Sharia law, physical abuse should not be considered an act of violence against women, Masooda Karochi said. Opponents of the decree say it contradicts Sharia - the moral code and religious law of Islam.
About International Womens Day--Today--March 8
Society & Culture  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, protection against abuse, International Womens Day, equal rights, news )

Cal
- 624 days ago - internationalwomensday.com
International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies
Find the Truth Behind the Brands -TAKE ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Oxfam, brands, cocoa, women's rights, equality, MARS, , Mondelez )

Angelika
- 633 days ago - behindthebrands.org
Oxfam's GROW campaign is kicking off a new initiative, Behind the Brands, to rank the policies of these big companies on important issues like transparency, equality for women, treatment of farmers, land, clean water, sustainability and climate change.
 

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