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

“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 Temple Mount has sparked an international outcry.”

“Ace shooter Heena Sidhu has pulled out of the Asian Airgun Shooting Championship to be held in Tehran in December this year. Heena, the reigning title holder, has withdrawn her name because of Iran’s insistence on female contestants adhering to the dress code which makes wearing of ‘hijab’ mandatory for women participants.”

“Authorities in Morocco have pressed charges of homosexuality against two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing and will put them on trial this week, a human rights group has said.”

“Women that make noise” – Francisca Valenzuela’s Ruidosa, the festival challenging Latin American patriarchy.”

“An Indonesian minister’s suggestion that doors should be removed from college dormitories to prevent promiscuity has been greeted with outrage and befuddlement.”

Featured image: Women that make noise concert poster.


Born and raised in Mexico City, Daniela has finally decided to abdicate her post as an armchair skeptic and start doing some skeptical activism. She is currently living in Spain after having lived in the US, Brazil and Italy. You can also find her blogging in Spanish at esceptica.org.

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