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it seems as if tumblr is having one of those days where nobody checks their facts or sources
Activists say the laws restricting women in the kingdom are not based in religious teachings.
Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the kingdom, a signatory has said.
Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency on Sunday that “rights activists have petitioned the Shura (consultative) Council on the occasion of the International Women’s Day [on March 8] demanding an end to the absolute authority of men over women”.
They demanded “measures to protect [women’s] rights,” in their petition to the Shura Council, she said.
Saudi Arabia imposes a strict interpretation of Islamic law, forbidding women to work or travel without the authorisation of their male guardians.
It is also the only country in the world that bans women from driving, and a woman cannot obtain an identification card without the consent of her guardian.
Laws in the kingdom enforcing such restrictions on women “are not based on religious” teachings, said Yousef.
The petition, signed by 10 female activists, also calls for allowing women to drive.
Three female members of the Shura Council presented a recommendation that women be given the right to drive in October, but the male-dominated 150-member assembly blocked the proposal.
Women in Saudi must obtain permission from a male guardian to perform “certain surgeries” and to “leave the university campus during study hours,” she added.
She cited a recent case in which a pregnant student had to give birth on campus after a women-only university in Riyadh denied access to paramedics.
And a university student died in February after paramedics were prevented from entering her campus because they were not accompanied by a male guardian, a must according to the strict segregation rules in the Muslim kingdom.
The Shura Council is appointed by the king and advises the monarch on policy, but cannot legislate.
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In the studies I have directed, and in my international experience speaking with women in prostitution, the majority of women in prostitution come from marginalized groups with a history of sexual abuse, drug and alcohol dependencies, poverty or financial disadvantage, lack of education, and histories of other vulnerabilities. These factors characterize women in both off and on-street locations. A large number of women in prostitution are pimped or drawn into the sex industry at an early age. These are women whose lives will not change for the better if prostitution is decriminalized. Many have entrenched problems that are best addressed not by keeping women indoors but in establishing programs where women can be provided with an exit strategy and the services that they need to regain their lost lives. There is little evidence that decriminalization or legalization of prostitution improves conditions for women in prostitution, on or off the street. It certainly makes things better for the sex industry, which is provided with legal standing, and the government that enjoys increased revenues from accompanying regulation.
Raymond, G. Janice. “Not A Choice, Not A Job: Exposing the Myths About Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade.” Potomac Books, (p. 31)
All Life is Chemical.
The chemistry of organic foods.
People be like “don’t eat food if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, it’s bad for you!”
Something I can pronounce, cyanide.
Something I can’t pronounce, Eicosapentaenoic acid, shit that’s actually good for you.
These posts make me so happy every time they hit my dash. <3
Look closely—you’ll recognize the formula: Underfund schools. Overcrowd classrooms. Mandate standardized tests sold by private-sector firms that “prove” these schools are failures. Blame teachers and their unions for awful test scores. In the bargain, weaken those unions, the largest labor organizations remaining in the United States. Push nonunion, profit-oriented charter schools as a solution.
[R]eligious liberty isn’t an all-purpose exemption from every law and norm conservatives don’t like, and can’t succeed politically as such… Brewer underscored that fact when she effectively admitted that the Arizona bill — SB 1062 — was a spasm of right-wing cultural panic.
“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” she said. “To the supporters of the legislation, I want you to know that I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before. Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want. Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value. So is non-discrimination.”
In other words, I feel your pain, change is terrifying, but your remedy is bulls***.
It’s $60 for a checkup. I thought, either I pay $60 or I buy food for my children," said Ida, a single mother-of-two who has human papillomavirus (HPV), a key risk factor for cervical cancer, according to a post on the Nuestro Texas website. "Being unable to see a doctor has me worried sick.
An estimated 47,000 low-income Texas women have lost access to preventative care since the 2011 cuts. Clinics are closing, fees are rising, and programs are ending. The Population Institute recently gave Texas an “F-“ on its reproductive health and rights record.
Women in the Rio Grande Valley are organizing for change. They are attending marches and rallies, contacting their representatives, and meeting to talk about reproductive health and rights. Click through for more.
This deserves some looking into, I know what I’m researching for spring break
Material May Aid Carbon Storage
Research led by Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng has led to the discovery of a new material that could have significant implications for a variety of challenges, from carbon dioxide storage to planetary science and solid lubrication.
At first glance, there wouldn’t seem to be much of a connection between dry ice and quartz. But in scientific terms, they are actually quite close as they are oxides of the first two elements in a chemical group in the periodic table (Group IV) — carbon for dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) and silicon for quartz.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/02/material-may-aid-carbon-storage