Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

  • Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women have been banned from attending most sports events since 1979), but several restaurants and bars have been airing the games for everyone to watch. [CNN]
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  • The Mormon church has excommunicated Kate Kelly, the founder of a Mormon women’s group called Ordain Women, for apostasy. [AP]
  • If anyone didn’t understand what street harassment is, then this weekend’s #NotJustHello will teach you. [The Daily Dot]
  • One-hundred-and-sixty religious and community groups, including the Church of England, have condemned “female genital mutilation” as an attack on girls’ and womens’ rights. []
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  • Health workers in Kenya have to educate men that vasectomies do not cause impotence. [Global Press Journal]
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