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A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar,started a non- profit organization called Karamah to advance the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Muslim women.
Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career?
Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent. Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats. Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger.
Religious Rights Debate: LGBT activists pressure Arkansas & Indiana to make changes to "religious freedom" laws, as a woman is sent to prison for a miscarriage. Allowance Equity: Boys do less chores than girls, but on average get more allowance for their work. Fashioning Fat: Prof. Amanda Czerniawski went undercover as a plus-size model to study the industry through the lens of a sociologist.
Beijing+20: How far have women come and what still needs to be done, 20 years after the famed women's conference? Hillary Clinton Doctrine: How much has Hillary Clinton done to improve women's lives? "War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah
Retirement Woes: Research finds a significant amount of difference when it comes to saving among minorities and Caucasians. The Pink Pill: In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug help women with HSDD. Difret: an Ethiopian foreign language film about the cultural practice of telefa. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Francesca Chambers
Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. Panel: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee
Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers. Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics. Cultures Without Borders: Former UN May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. Panel: Megan Beyer; Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Anushay Hossain; Genevieve Wood
Rape on Campus: Will bans on sororities at frat parties or new laws referring cases to the police be effective in stopping sexual assault? Male Allies in Feminism: We explore what role men should play. NFL & Women: The league is making its pitch to moms & women in time for the Super Bowl. Panel: Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Patricia Sosa, Amber Smith
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To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé
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