Global Quickies: Pregnant Teen’s Rights, Abortion Rights, and White Monopoly

Women’s group joined forces on Thursday against Tanzania’s ban on pregnant pupils in state schools, saying education was a girl’s best shot at success.”

“Honduras is on “red alert” over the number of women being murdered, according to the country’s rights activists. Members of 20 different women’s groups have banded together to highlight the problem, saying at least 18 women were killed in the past two weeks.”

“Bahrain has rearrested a prominent human rights advocate who has accused the country’s security services of torturing and sexually assaulting her during her previous arrest in May.”

“Police in Oslo are investigating four reports of hate crime following the Pride parade in the city on Saturday.”

“Women’s rights groups in Bolivia hope that an overhaul of the country’s penal code could lead to a relaxation of the country’s restrictive abortion rules – and may even mark a stepping stone towards eventual decriminalisation.”

“Police from a region in the majority-Christian Philippines are considering issuing mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living there – a proposal Human Rights Watch condemned as “collective punishment”.”

“A teenage rape victim in El Salvador has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder after having a stillbirth, the latest in a long line of failures of justice against pregnant women in the Central American country.”

“A UK public relations firm has apologised over a controversial social media campaign in South Africa that critics say inflamed racial tensions.”

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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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  1. I thought this would be the Monopoly where the racial dimension is added, with each player starting with different amounts.

    As is, Monopoly does demonstrate the problem with the economy: Even assuming absolute parity at the beginning (and that’s just being obtuse), over time, disruptive equilibrium assures the economy will not be competitive at all.

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