Skepticism

Global Quickies: Wonder Woman Chores, White Headscarves, and Compulsory Vaccinations in France

BELGIUM “Belgian cinema chain Kinepolis has been accused of being tone deaf with gift bags it gave to attendees of a women-only showing of Wonder Woman that contained several items …

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Global Quickies: Compulsory Vaccination in Italy, Equality in Divorce in India, and Provisional Bonds

ITALY “Italy’s first black minister has said she feels “vindicated” after winning a four-year court battle against a far-right MEP who made repeated racist slurs against her.” MALI “An unmarried …

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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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