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Islamic State militants stone two ‘gay men’ to death in Syria

The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organisation’s first executions for alleged homosexuality.

Source: www.msn.com

Another horrific result of zealous and deluded loyalty to mutated religious and patriarchal norms. 

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts – NPR

A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called “indecent dress.” Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.

Source: www.npr.org

What makes this even more absurd is that their grandparents and great grandparents probably wore next to nothing as normal. These proscriptions are religious based.

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Winnie the Pooh banned from Polish playground for being ‘inappropriate hermaphrodite’

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Can you believe it?

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Why Women Are Fighting Back In Kenya

Women in Kenya are taking to the streets to protest for their right to wear what they want. TestTube’s UnCovered gives us a glimpse at their fight. #mydressmychoice Subscribe! http://bitly.com/...

Source: www.youtube.com

Speaks for itself. Wow. 

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How does space affect men and women differently? | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

On Earth, human bodies share many similarities, yet also possess many differences — including factors influenced by both sex and gender. However, what happens to those factors when you put the human body in space?

Source: www.pbs.org

A simply fascinating article. Stuff most of us have never thought about. 

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Refusing the Veil by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Cry freedom for the women of Islam

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown describes herself as a “leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist Muslim” and undoubtedly there will be many fellow Muslims and leftie liberals who take issue with her incisive repudiation of the veil.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Social change begins with the actions of individuals. 

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Environmental and psycho-social factors related to prostate cancer risk in the Chinese population: A case-control study – Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the risk environmental and psycho-social factors associated to prostate cancer (PCa) in Chinese population. METHODS: 250 PCa patients and…

Source: urotoday.com

An important read for psycho-social oncologists. 

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