No Longer Stoned to Death, Iranian Women Demand New Rights
Divorce, that hallmark of American matrimony, is increasingly being weilded by Iranian women as they assert themselves in a male-dominated society.
And more than just leaving their husbands, women are resisting other norms of Iranian marriages including polygamy and forced marriage. Women's rights came to the fore in Iran starting in 2005 with the Campaign for One Million Signatures which started in Morrocco as a means for Muslim women to vocalize their desire to reform misogyinst laws. Progress has been made with judges no longer ordering stonings for women who break their marriages.
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The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
- A new report by Oxfam argues that wealth inequality is causing poverty and misery around the world.
- In the last year, the world's billionaires saw their wealth increase by 12%, while the poorest 3.8 billion people on the planet lost 11% of their wealth.
- The report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency." We explain what Steven Pinker's got to do with it.
Evolution doesn't clean up after itself very well.
- An evolutionary biologist got people swapping ideas about our lingering vestigia.
- Basically, this is the stuff that served some evolutionary purpose at some point, but now is kind of, well, extra.
- Here are the six traits that inaugurated the fun.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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