Quickies

Global Quickies: Fortune Tellers Punished, Tougher Penalties for Harassment

ZIMBABWE “A Zimbabwean pastor who predicted the death of President Robert Mugabe has been arrested, his lawyer says. Patrick Mugadza announced last week that the 92-year-old head of state would …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Global Quickies: Burka Ban in Morocco, Swimming in Switzerland, and Decriminalizing Domestic Violence in Russia

MOROCCO “Morocco has banned the sale, production and import of the burka, according to local reports.” CHINA “Tencent, China’s largest internet company, has apologised after terrible inappropriate videos from its …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Global Quickies: Bad Recommendations, Feminist Hero, and Sacrificial Goats

PAKISTAN “Pakistan International Airlines may have resumed flying operations for its ATR planes, but mere clearance wasn’t apparently sufficient for the company. To ward off ‘evil eye’, they have reportedly …

READ MORE →
Quickies

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 …

READ MORE →
Quickies

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 …

READ MORE →
Quickies

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 …

READ MORE →
Quickies

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 …

READ MORE →
Quickies

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 …

READ MORE →