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The ‘Un-Mosquing’ of American Muslims

Sexual apartheid is common in U.S. mosques, and some Muslim women want less sexist alternatives. Muslim literature encourages women to pray at home, and when they do attend the mosque, women are traditionally separated from the men, to prevent sexual distraction from prayer. A 2011 survey showed that two-thirds of U.S. mosques use dividers of some kind to demarcate women’s prayer spaces during daily prayers. In some mosques, the women’s prayer area is in the back of the prayer hall, behind a…


Jeremy Corbyn considers 'women-only' train carriages

Labour leadership front-runner suggests women-only train carriages could reduce sex attacks -- Wrong. Sex-segregated spaces communicate low expectations for men. These low expectations contribute to rape culture. Women-only train cars essentially say "Expecting men to act like decent humans is too much to ask and too hard to enforce, and women who don't want abuse should hide away from men". They make women less safe, ultimately.

from CBC News

Isolation of inmates rising in crowded prisons

Overcrowded Canadian prisons increasingly relying on solitary confinement; women and minorities most affected

from The Independent

Women told to stay away from main street during ultra-Orthodox Jewish holiday

Women told not to walk on main road in ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem town. Females in Mea Sharim urged to use side streets and to minimise their visits to the neighbourhood. Judaism is a deeply misogynistic and sexist religion thanks to its scripture. Criticizing Judaism or Jews is especially taboo and you will be labeled "antisemitic" and "racist". When it comes to victim culture, Jews sure give Muslims a run for their money.

from the Guardian

Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide domestic violence

Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide domestic violence. Not surprising coming from a Muslim country. Islam promotes wifebeating and other forms of violence against females. It's in the scripture.


New Republican pitch to female voters: Over-the-counter birth control

Republicans are right about one thing: Birth control pills must be available to buy without a prescription. The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists says the studies are clear: OTC oral contraception improves women's health. People are concerned that the switch means that Obamacare won't cover it anymore, but that could be fixed. Concerns over affordability (or Republican agendas) shouldn't stop people from supporting OTC oral contraceptives.

Muslim extremist literature common in Canada. The study authors personally visited four mosques and three Islamic schools in the Ottawa area, but also express concern in the study about alleged activities — including homophobic statements and promotion of Holy War — at certain mosques in Montreal and Toronto.

Syrian refugees in Germany find country's mosques too conservative. Over two months, a dozen Syrians in six places of worship in three cities told Reuters they were uncomfortable with very conservative messages in Arabic-speaking mosques. People have criticised the way the newcomers dress and practise their religion, they said. Some insisted the Koran be interpreted word-for-word. Salafist and Wahhabi mosques pose an extra terrorism recruitment risk.

from BBC News

Why female genital mutilation still exists in modern Singapore

Muslims mutilate clitorises in Singapore, too. This is what happens when your scripture and Prophet Muhammad promote FGM. Islamic scripture says FGM is good and recommended but not mandatory, but many Muslims consider it mandatory anyway. Living in a cosmopolitan city doesn't automatically mean people will stop practicing their faith. FGM is done for religious reasons.

from The Atlantic

Black Pastors Are Breaking the Law to Get Hillary Clinton Elected

Nearly a third of these churchgoers say they’ve heard clergy support her from the pulpit in the past few months, according to a survey.