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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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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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