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Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage

April 24, 2012

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: April 24, 2012 NEW DELHI — Three years ago, Salma Khatun’s husband divorced her in a fit of rage after a quarrel, pronouncing what is known as the triple talaq in the presence of witnesses. The triple talaq is a formula of repudiation. The first two times it is pronounced, it […]

Breaking the bonds on marriage

April 15, 2012

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 Katharine MurphyApril 16, 2012 Illustration: Andrew Dyson The discrimination against same-sex couples should end, but progress on the issue can’t be taken for granted. SOME of the most implacable defenders of marriage as a union between a man and a woman don’t make it sound all that enticing. In fact, some of the more recent […]

Sex and Sharia: Muslim women punished for failed marriages

April 2, 2012

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By Charlotte Rachael ProudmanNotebook – A selection of Independent views -, OpinionMonday, 2 April 2012 Today I received another telephone call from a young Muslim woman, Nasrin, who pleaded with me to help her obtain an Islamic divorce. After fleeing a forced marriage characterised by rape and physical violence, Nasrin applied for an Islamic divorce […]

The Rise of Intermarriage

February 18, 2012

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Rates, Characteristics Vary by Race and Gender by Wendy Wang Executive Summary This report analyzes the demographic and economic characteristics of newlyweds who marry spouses of a different race or ethnicity, and compares the traits of those who “marry out” with those who “marry in.” The newlywed pairs are grouped by the race and ethnicity […]

Are Women Better At Living Alone?

February 2, 2012

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book, Going Solo, explores the question.By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow|Posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 What’s the secret to living happily alone?Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times positing a gender gap in the talent for living alone. She and her single female […]

Are Women Better At Living Alone?

February 2, 2012

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Sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book, Going Solo, explores the question.By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow|Posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 What’s the secret to living happily alone?Illustration by Rob Donnelly. Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times positing a gender gap in the talent for living alone. She and her single female […]

What’s fueling Bible Belt divorces

August 27, 2011

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By Katia Hetter, Special to CNNAugust 25, 2011 Southerners tend to run to the altar earlier, but also more often to divorce court, experts say. (CNN) — While the Bible Belt is known for its devotion to traditional values, Southerners don’t do so well on one key family value: They are more likely to get […]