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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming, Blasphemy, and Rent Subsidies

SINGAPORE “A popular magazine for teenagers in Singapore has been forced to apologise after its agony aunt was accused of victim-blaming in her reply to a letter about rape. Teenage …

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Global Quickies: Major Sins, Unlucky Buildings, and Nazi Tatoos

CANADA “A Muslim police chaplain has faced criticism after he reportedly said women commit “a major sin” if they refuse to have sex with their husbands.” FRANCE “Staff at some …

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Global Quickies: Divine Retribution, Doorless Dorms, and Women Who Make Noise

ISRAEL / ITALY “An Israeli lawmaker’s suggestion that a pair of earthquakes in Italy were divine retribution for Italy’s abstention from the recent UNESCO vote ignoring Jewish ties to the …

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Global Quickies: Pay Gap Protest, Forbiden Dance Moves, and Useless, Harmful Remedies

ICELAND (From Ray) “Even in Iceland, the country many experts consider the world’s leader in gender equity, the gender pay gap persists. Women employees make 14 to 18 percent less …

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Global Quickies: Male Privilege at School, Pardons in the UK, and Bad TV Presenters

TUNISIA “A popular Tunisian talk show has been suspended after its presenter appeared to tell a young female guest to marry the man she accuses of raping her, and suggested …

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Global Quickies: Gender Pay Gap in Europe, Religious Training for Police, and Superstitious Fasting

INDIA “Indian police are investigating the parents of a 13-year-old girl who died last week after undertaking a religious fast for 68 days.” MOROCCO “In Morocco, it’s not easy for …

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Global Quickies: Poland Rejects Anti-Abortion Bill, Honor Killing Loophole Closed, and Antivaxxers in Romania

POLAND “Poland’s parliament has voted overwhelmingly to reject a controversial citizens’ bill for a near-total ban on abortion. The government said that protests against the bill had given ministers “food …

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Global Quickies: Writer Killed for Offensive Cartoon, A Racist Roast, and Cancelled Pride

JORDAN “A gunman has shot dead prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam.” HAITI “Organisers have …

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