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Global Quickies: Superpowers for Girls, Superior Babies, and Not Enough Outrage

IRELAND “Irish police have halted an investigation of Stephen Fry for blasphemy because the Garda Síochána could not find enough people to be outraged over the actor’s anti-God remarks on …

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Global Quickies: Victim Blaming in Mexico, Groping ‘Prank’ in Italy, and a Scout Confronting a Neo-Nazi

MEXICO “Thousands of women in Mexico have reacted with outrage on social media after the Office of the Public Prosecutor tweeted that the lifestyle of a young woman was to …

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Global Quickies: Fatwa Against Child Marriage, Blasphemy, and Bad Reputations

INDONESIA “Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day …

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Global Quickies: Killing Over Blasphemy, Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned, and Crochet vs Soccer

PAKISTAN “A mob beat a student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.” …

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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 …

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Global Quickies: “Abnormally” Long Beards, Measles Spreading, and Carnal Intent

MEXICO “A Mexican judge has been suspended after his ruling in a sexual assault case caused outrage. Judge Anaur González said that the suspect should be freed because he had …

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Global Quickies: Ghosts, Antivaxxers, and Toilet Paper for Haters

PAKISTAN “Pakistan says it has asked Facebook to help investigate “blasphemous content” posted on the social network by Pakistanis. Facebook has agreed to send a team to Pakistan to address …

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Global Quickies: Feminist Soccer Shirts, Drunk Conscent, and Abortion Difficulties in Mexico

WORLD “In the wake of Trump’s reinstatement of the global gag rule, nations and organizations from around the world have pledged €181 million, or approximately $190 million, to help women …

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