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Women and Sharia

Date: 03/23/2015

"No group is more harmed by sharia than Muslim women -- a reflection in part of the patriarchal tribal culture out of which Islamic law emerged." Admittedly, the writer is Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a controversial figure in Islam. However, she does have a point: men and women are treated differently in whatever version of sharia you want to name -- and in every case, women are "less" than men. It'll ...

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I Want to Shine Again

Date: 03/27/2015

I am chatting with my friend "Trixie." She tells me that she has met a few women lately who are re-emerging in their lives. "They are some bad-ass women," says Trixie. "I want to be bad-ass again." "I want to be bad-ass again, too," I say back. I hang up the phone. Later I drive to the center of town. I sit at the stop light and a tree catches my eye. It's the same tree it's always been. It's ...

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