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Bishops Play Church Queens as Pawns

April 29, 2012

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By MAUREEN DOWDPublished: April 28, 2012 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Washington – IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American […]

NEPAL Religious Practices Oppress Women

July 28, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar KATHMANDU, Jul 28, 2011 (IPS) – The recent gang-rape of a Buddhist nun and her expulsion from her sect have sparked a debate about the deep-rooted religious traditions and biases that foster discrimination and violence, especially against women, in this South Asian state. The public outcry against the nun’s expulsion forced the […]

NEPAL Religious Practices Oppress Women

July 28, 2011

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By Sudeshna Sarkar KATHMANDU, Jul 28, 2011 (IPS) – The recent gang-rape of a Buddhist nun and her expulsion from her sect have sparked a debate about the deep-rooted religious traditions and biases that foster discrimination and violence, especially against women, in this South Asian state. The public outcry against the nun’s expulsion forced the […]