Quickies

Global Quickies: Holding Hands, High Heels, and a Bleak Future

NETHERLANDS
Men all over The Netherlands are holding hands in solidarity with a gay couple who were viciously attacked over the weekend.”

RUSSIA
“Authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have launched an anti-gay campaign that has led to authorities rounding up dozens of men suspected of being homosexual, according to the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta and human rights activists.”

MALAYSIA
Rape victims can have a good life if they marry their rapists, says Malaysian MP. Shabudin Yahaya says there is ‘nothing wrong’ with rape victims marrying their rapist as they would not face a ‘bleak future’.”

IRELAND
“The Republic of Ireland women’s football team have threatened to go on strike in protest against the “fifth-class citizen” treatment they have received from the Football Association of Ireland.”

CANADA
“A Canadian province has scrapped the dress code which requires female employees to wear high heels. The government of British Columbia (BC) says the requirement is discriminatory as well as being a health and safety issue because they are dangerous.”

Featured image by Kat Northern Lights Man

Daniela

Daniela

Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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