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…

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…

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.

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.

Newt is right about sharia. But the best way to civilize benighted savages is not to exile them, but to educate them. Does a Muslim who doesn’t follow sharia really still count as a practicing Muslim?

Newt is right about sharia. But the best way to civilize benighted savages is not to exile them, but to educate them. Does a Muslim who doesn’t follow sharia really still count as a practicing Muslim?

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men -- she was held in solitary confinement for over a month, because Islam promotes sexism and gender apartheid.

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men -- she was held in solitary confinement for over a month, because Islam promotes sexism and gender apartheid.

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.

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.

Morocco women armed with frying pans protest Islamist premier’s ‘stay at home’ speech -- the Prophet Muhammad forbade his wives from leaving the house without his permission, and told other men to do the same: "You have a right to keep them in your house which it is not lawful for them to leave without your permission."

Morocco women armed with frying pans protest Islamist premier’s ‘stay at home’ speech -- the Prophet Muhammad forbade his wives from leaving the house without his permission, and told other men to do the same: "You have a right to keep them in your house which it is not lawful for them to leave without your permission."

Banning Nazi symbols or hijabs would be one thing. Banning sleeveless shirts is harder to justify. It's a tropical country where men often go sleeveless too. Some parents noted that many other schools, including "international schools", were also in the habit of turning away women in sleeveless clothes despite not having put up posters about it.

Banning Nazi symbols or hijabs would be one thing. Banning sleeveless shirts is harder to justify. It's a tropical country where men often go sleeveless too. Some parents noted that many other schools, including "international schools", were also in the habit of turning away women in sleeveless clothes despite not having put up posters about it.

Turkish bill to clear men of child sex assault if they marry their victims. Islam endorses the marriage of 9-year-old girls to middleaged men.

Turkish bill to clear men of child sex assault if they marry their victims. Islam endorses the marriage of 9-year-old girls to middleaged men.

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