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Category Archive: Equality

Oct 24 2012

That Grandmothers Were Crucial for Human Evolution!

Grandmothering was the initial step toward making us who we are. For years, anthropologists and evolutionary biologists have struggled to explain the existence of menopause, a life stage that humans do not share with our primate relatives. Why would it be beneficial for females to stop being able to have children with decades still left …

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Oct 24 2012

Colourful festival of polytheism in India

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India is celebrating Navratri or Durga puja, one of the biggest Hindu religious festivals. The festival is dedicated to the goddess Durga. She is depicted with multiple arms , carrying various weapons and riding a ferocious lion or tiger. She is often pictured as battling or slaying Mahishasura, the demon.

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Oct 21 2012

1400 years old superstitious ritual is performed by millions in the 21st century

‘Commit sins as much as you can,but perfom hajj before you die. I’ll forgive all your sins. No worries, you’ll go to heaven’ – God I think everybody knows the hajj story.

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Oct 21 2012

The speech!

BBC says: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s fiery speech on misogyny has prompted Australia’s leading dictionary to update its definition of the word. Footage of Ms Gillard lambasting the opposition’s Tony Abbott as a misogynist in parliament last week drew global attention. The Macquarie Dictionary describes misogyny as ”hatred of women” but editor Sue Butler …

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Oct 20 2012

Lady pens! Lady pens!

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I did not know that Bic made pens for women! When I first heard about ‘Bic for her’, I could not believe it really happened, Bic really made lady pens! Bic describes the pen as having a “thin barrel to fit a women’s hand,” making it an “elegant design—just for her!” The Bic website also …

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Oct 20 2012

Chow mein is the cause of rape

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Haryana Khap blames consumption of chow mein for rapes. A khap panchayat, or a traditional socio-political administration and organization, in Haryana’s Jind district has blamed consumption of chow mein behind the growing incidents of rapes in the state saying it leads to hormonal imbalance.

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Oct 19 2012

We can make the impossible possible if only we want it.

In some parts of the world impossible dreams came true. But in many parts of the world, women are still treated as slaves and sex objects. Women work much more than men but they are paid less. It’s an old film on women’s oppression. Times are gone, but women’s oppression are not gone.

Oct 19 2012

Men kill women for dowry and sons in India!

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Woman and her baby daughter were burned alive by her husband and in-laws for dowry and a son. A 25-year-old BTech graduate Pravartika Gupta and her baby daughter were allegedly burnt alive by her husband and in-laws at Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar area. In a country where 8,000 women are killed each year over dowry and …

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Oct 19 2012

”As religion declines, we are becoming ever more civilized”.

Evolutionary science shows we do not need religion to have order and even courtesy in relationships. True. But the statement like ‘male generally provides protection and food. Male and female have very different genetic interests. Male persuades lots of female to mate with him. Female persuades one male to be loyal and faithful to her …

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Oct 18 2012

Madanjeet Singh, a great secular humanist donated one million U.S. dollars to women’s education.

Madanjeet singh, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Founder of the South Asia Foundation is one of the greatest secular humanists of our time. An attack on Malala Yousafzai prompted him to donate one million U.S. dollars to women's education and empowerment.

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