Flashback

Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Injustice in Malaysia *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Subjecting Hindu women to Sharia courts is not justice.… Read the rest



Maryam Namazie on the veil *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The veil is a tool for the suppression and oppression of women.… Read the rest



‘Whoever changes religion – kill him’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Sura 40 says that those who reject the scriptures will have iron collars and chains placed around their necks, be dragged into scalding water and burnt in the fire.… Read the rest



Scientist dismisses ‘detox’ diets *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Detox-based diets can include the use of tablets, socks, body wraps, diets, eating nettle root extract or drinking herbal infusions or “oxygenated” water.… Read the rest



Profile of Wangari Maathai *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

She rose to prominence fighting for those most easily marginalised in Africa – poor women. … Read the rest



Joanne Payton on Sati *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Across rural India, it’s easy to find people who revere sati as the ultimate demonstration of womanly honour, devotion and piety. … Read the rest



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WHO study on risks of FGM *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

WHO study shows FGM exposes women and babies to significant risk at childbirth.… Read the rest



Iran’s bloggers in censorship protest *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Hundreds of Iranian online journals have been protesting against media censorship by renaming their blogs after pro-reformist newspapers and websites that have been banned or shut down by the authorities.… Read the rest



Pope Says No to Gender-neutral God *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Anyone baptised using terms such as “Creator”, “Redeemer” and “Sanctifier” would have to be re-baptised using the traditional ceremony.… Read the rest



Muslim-born woman detained for ‘rehabilitation’ from Hinduism *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Islamic officials seized her 15-month-old daughter from her Hindu husband, Suresh Veerappan, last month and handed the child to Revathi’s Muslim mother.… Read the rest



Swimming in Saudi Arabia *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Foreign woman demands to use pool in international hotel, succeeds.… Read the rest



Saudi women’s rights activist Wajeha al-Huwaider banned *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

To mark international women’s day 2004, International Pen Writers in Prison Committee focused on al-Huwaider.… Read the rest



Alan Wolfe admires Rick Warren *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Because he tells a Jewish woman she will go to hell.… Read the rest



Constitution? What constitution? *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Article 37 of Maryland’s constitution provides that “no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God”… Read the rest



Nebraska 1997: Multiculturalism meets child marriage *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The use of cultural evidence risks a dangerous balkanization of the criminal law.… Read the rest



Carl Sagan on Pseudoscience *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

On NPR’s Science Friday in 1996, the rising popularity of pseudoscience and the importance of critical thinking.… Read the rest



Who should be able to stop a forced marriage? *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Bridget Prentice and Jasvinder Sanghera discuss on Woman’s Hour.… Read the rest



Cambridge Mosque press release [on mosque site] *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Cites sorrow and anger, demands apology for insult to honour of prophet. … Read the rest



Little help available for minors fleeing FLDS *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Service providers cannot help them because they’re minors and runaways. … Read the rest