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Category Archive: Humanity

Nov 13 2012

No more celebration of misogyny !

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India is celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights. But Indian feminist author Rita Banerji is not celebrating it, because she does not like the Diwali story. She thinks the gods and the traditions people celebrate in India, contain the seeds of violence against women and girls. She says:

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Nov 04 2012

A religious mother murdered her son for ‘failing to learn the Quran’

A mother murdered her son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Quran off by heart. Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and …

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Oct 29 2012

No fun in heaven

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These women believe in god. They do not take their burqas off even when they swim in the ocean. They love their god and prophet who imprison them in burqas.

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Oct 26 2012

Fatwas continue

I was born and brought up in Bangladesh. The Muslim fundamentalists issued fatwa against me and set price on my head. The government filed a case against me on the charges of blasphemy. I was forced to leave my country 19 years ago. Since then I have not been allowed to return to my country. …

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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 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

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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