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Internal reasoning in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA): It's for women's benefit Sheikh Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, a judicial adviser to an association of Gulf psychologists, recently told a Saudi website that "If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies ...


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If one agrees that feminism is adequately described by the statement "Feminism holds that men and women should have equal rights", then a majority of people in liberal democracies, including religious people, are feminists. According to this poll carried out in April 2013 in the United States by the Economist magazine and the polling organisation YouGov, 57% ...


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I wonder if there is a branch of feminism which has taken up the cause against sex-selective abortion? All branches of feminism are against infanticide, and many are against sex-selective abortions. However, most western feminist groups are unlikely to make it the center of their activism, as it is not a large problem in the west. One example of a ...


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Unlike the ERA and most modern amendments, when the 27th was proposed (one of the original 12 in the Bill of Rights) and sent to the states, there was no ratification period specified. The ERA, on the other hand, was given 7 years from the time it was sent to the states. As such, Congress could, if it chose, resubmit the amendment to the states, but it would ...


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There are countries which legalize prostitution, citing an argument just like yours. The line between serving a drink in a sexy outfit and serving a drink and a lap dance is thin. However: Some people believe that not all contracts with free and informed consent are acceptable. A gross example would be a guy selling his own heart for a lot of money -- that'...


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The "why" in these cases would seem to be The protection of the child is the primary consideration However, there is a general right to privacy and a right not to have one's DNA analysed. Paternity testing in particular reveals private information not only about the person taking the test, but also the child's mother and third parties. This information ...


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According to Wikipedia, their Goals are as follows: Protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country Their reason for marching was to raise awareness. Wikipedia continues: The 2017 Women's Marches were a series of political rallies that took place ...


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Main opposition has come from conservatives, especially the religious right. You can read the full text here but some highlights are below, focusing on parts that some conservatives have voiced opposition to: 11.1.c. Lists training, promotion, and job security as "right"s which some object to as being opposed to a free market system 11.1.d. Is ...


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Women don't have the right to control their own bodies in a growing number of states. Also, the Equal Rights Amendment still hasn't been ratified to enshrine equal rights between sexes, and, tellingly perhaps a few states have actually rescinded their ratification since.


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According to Idaho v Freeman, the old extension of the ratification deadline of the ERA was invalid: Therefore, the Court is persuaded that the congressional act of extending the time period for ratification was an improper exercise of Congress' authority under article V. While Congress is not required to set a time period in advance of the ...


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Biology In the modern Western world, males have a lower life expectancy for two important biological reasons. Women in the past who died before old age died in child birth, which is now a rare event. The death rate for women giving birth plummeted in the 20th century. The historical level of maternal deaths is probably around 1 in 100 births.[19] ...


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Gender gap is discussed in the second half of this post. This summarizes part of my term paper for a public health course: Life expectancy changes and shift in mortality causes Prior to the early 1900s, neither gender lived long enough to begin to see the significant pathophysiology differences between genders. Chronic diseases were far less common ...


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Some of the gap could be attributed to social issues, but that may not account for the entire gap. Male life expectancy is lower because of a few risk factors that women don't have. Making a person live longer has less of an affect on life expectancy than a person dieing at a young age, so this answer will focus on things that tend to kill men at younger ...


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you are right that India is notorious for its sex ratio, let's talk about the most notorious state in India known for its skewed sex ratio. It is the worst in India, but if you check the data available from the government it have improved a lot. Now let's come to your question, First Abortion doesn't mean genocide. It is a very good option in some cases,...


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According to their website - as seen here: https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/ - they say, In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new ...


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This exact premise was analyzed in a 2011 paper in Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy: This debate over the relationship between prostitution and autonomy turns on a more basic disagreement concerning the definition of sexual autonomy itself. Writers such as St. James, Richards, and Schulhofer assume a broad definition according to which ...


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No, based on Wikipedia's page on prevalence of female genital mutilation by country no government mandates it (currently). There are, however, countries with a very high rate of female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C), see the image below based on data by UNICEF: Image by Nederlandse Leeuw / CC BY 3.0 For many of the countries on that page , it ...


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In some countries, i.e. Saudi Arabia, the gap is very small, about 2 years. This indicates that there is no biological difference in natural life expectancy and the most difference is due to social issues. AFAIK the largest gap of about 15 years is in Russia where men and women enjoy totally different quality of life and this is supported by the state ...


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I am a non-religious woman who is opposed to feminism because I am a stranger rape survivor. Feminists only recognize two groups of people it seems: us and them. This is because it is based in Marxist ideology but trust me - almost no feminist will admit to it, and most of them don't even UNDERSTAND the roots or CONTEXT from which feminism came. No matter - ...


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For those of you looking for a shorter and more digestible answer: Feminism is a somewhat vague term that can define any number of pro-women movements. Some movements indeed advocate for women to be equal under the law, but One can make the case that there some ways in-which women cannot be equal under the law simply because some scenarios apply to ...


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