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Global Quickies: Stalkers, Anti-Abortion Bill in Poland, and Women Voting for the First Time

POLAND “Rightwing lawmakers are pushing ahead with a near-total ban on abortion in devoutly Catholic Poland, while rejecting a rival bid to liberalise an existing law which is already among …

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Global Quickies: Brave Kids, Cultural Appropriation, and Voting for the “Wife of…”

MEXICO “A 12-year-old Mexican boy became an overnight icon after a journalist snapped a photograph of him attempting to block an anti-LGBT demonstration.” ITALY “Four men are being questioned in …

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Global Quickies: Sexist Textbooks, Bad Advice, and a Terribly Concieved Fertility Day

AUSTRALIA (From Jack99) “Doctors around Australia have criticised dietary advice by celebrity chef Pete Evans who told a person diagnosed with osteoporosis to remove dairy from her diet.” UK “MPs …

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Global Quickies: Burkini Ban Overturned, Being Trans in Turkey, and Racists All Over

FRANCE “After a month of intense national scandal and heightened international outrage, France’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’État, on Friday overturned the burkini ban in a coastal area of …

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Global Quickies: Women in Stadiums, Period Taboos in Sports, and Hair Salons Help Family Planning

JORDAN “A gag order has been placed on a Jordanian writer who was arrested for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. […]The cartoon depicts God in paradise, being treated …

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Global Quickies: Honor Killings, Burquini Ban, and Body-Shaming in the Olympics

AFGHANISTAN A pregnant 14 year-old girl who was burned to death, had been given as part of a dowry and then married-off to an abusive husband. FRANCE “The mayor of …

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Global Quickies: Vaccinations Up in Australia, Men in Hijab, and Sexual Assault at the Olympics

AUSTRALIA “Australian vaccination rates are at an all-time high after government removes anti-vaxxers’ benefits. […] According to the report, since the policy was introduced in January, the immunisation rate for …

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Global Quickies: Landmine Destroying Drone, Jordanian LGBT Magazine, and Disciplinary Actions Against Antivax Doctors in Italy

CANADA (From Dan) “Comedians across Quebec are worried their freedom to poke fun at others was dealt a severe blow by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal. In a decision handed …

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