Islamic State militants stone two ‘gay men’ to death in Syria

The Islamic State group stoned two men to death in Syria Tuesday after claiming they were gay, a monitor said, in the jihadist organisation’s first executions for alleged homosexuality.

Source: www.msn.com

Another horrific result of zealous and deluded loyalty to mutated religious and patriarchal norms. 

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts – NPR

A woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested nearly every day for two weeks for so-called “indecent dress.” Cellphone video of the assaults have ignited condemnation, and copycat attacks.

Source: www.npr.org

What makes this even more absurd is that their grandparents and great grandparents probably wore next to nothing as normal. These proscriptions are religious based.

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Winnie the Pooh banned from Polish playground for being ‘inappropriate hermaphrodite’

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Can you believe it?

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Why Women Are Fighting Back In Kenya

Women in Kenya are taking to the streets to protest for their right to wear what they want. TestTube’s UnCovered gives us a glimpse at their fight. #mydressmychoice Subscribe! http://bitly.com/...

Source: www.youtube.com

Speaks for itself. Wow. 

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How does space affect men and women differently? | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

On Earth, human bodies share many similarities, yet also possess many differences — including factors influenced by both sex and gender. However, what happens to those factors when you put the human body in space?

Source: www.pbs.org

A simply fascinating article. Stuff most of us have never thought about. 

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Refusing the Veil by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Cry freedom for the women of Islam

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown describes herself as a “leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist Muslim” and undoubtedly there will be many fellow Muslims and leftie liberals who take issue with her incisive repudiation of the veil.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Social change begins with the actions of individuals. 

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Environmental and psycho-social factors related to prostate cancer risk in the Chinese population: A case-control study – Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the risk environmental and psycho-social factors associated to prostate cancer (PCa) in Chinese population. METHODS: 250 PCa patients and…

Source: urotoday.com

An important read for psycho-social oncologists. 

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Optimal PSA Threshold For Targeted Biopsy Identified – Renal and Urology News

Diagnostic usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound MRI/US fusion targeted prostate biopsy optimized in PSA level of 5.2 ng/mL or higher.

Source: www.renalandurologynews.com

This improves the diagnostic process considerably. 

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Saudi royal council recommends women over 30 be allowed to drive during day, with no makeup

It’s only for women over 30, who must be off the road by 8 p.m. and cannot wear makeup behind the wheel. But it’s still a startling idea.

Source: www.foxnews.com

Well, isn’t that nice of them. 

Hard to imagine this degree of patriarchy and possible misogyny still exists in the world, especially at the level of government policy. 

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New device facilitates diagnosis of prostate cancer – News-Medical.net

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult. A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a minute-and-a-half.

Source: www.news-medical.net

Looks like this will speed up the process.

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These are the Models Confirmed to Walk in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (So Far)

With the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show now just a month away, we have only one question on our minds: who will walk the runway this season?

Source: www.modelinia.com

Are women who freely and honestly engage in such events, being exploited or objectified in any way? What are your thoughts as to who benefits?

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UT study finds middle school girls with sexualized body image perform lower … – UT The Daily Texan

Middle school girls who value a sexualized body image are more likely to have a lower academic performance than their peers, according to research published in the The Journal of Research on Adolescence.

Source: www.dailytexanonline.com

This study will generate lots of interest, especially from contrarians who can successfully merge an idealized body image with successful academic performance. So, what do you think? Do looks matter In this way? What has been your experience?

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