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Israel detains five women in Western Wall prayer protest

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police detained five women activists on Thursday at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites, for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.

The incident occurred during a monthly prayer session by the Women of the Wall, a group opposed to police-enforced Orthodox controls at the Jerusalem holy site, where worshippers are segregated by sex in accordance with strict Jewish tradition.

“Police detained for questioning five women who prayed with religious garments at the Wall … and an ultra-Orthodox man who burnt a book belonging to the Women of the Wall,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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Video: When Theocrats Have Power

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Arkansas Enacts Strictest Abortion Law In The Country

Arkansas Enacts Strictest Abortion Law In The Country

Arkansas has just enacted the most extreme abortion law in the country – barring abortion at 12 weeks.

Despite the Governor’s veto, both chambers of the legislature voted to override, making it illegal to have an abortion after 12 weeks – still in the first trimester and only shortly after most women will have learned they are pregnant. This ban is two months earlier than any other state in the country. And it comes soon after the legislature banned abortion after 20 weeks.

Certain politicians in Arkansas don’t seem to care that this law is unconstitutional. Nor do they care that this law strips women of their ability to make deeply personal reproductive health decisions.

The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision affirmed the right to a safe & legal abortion. However, opponents of abortion in Arkansas disregard this ruling in their effort to both remove the right that Roe affords women and to force the Supreme Court to reconsider the constitutionality of abortion. These bans in Arkansas are one more step in their strategy to make all abortions completely illegal.

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Video: Woman Fired for Pre-Marital Sex, Male Fiance Hired

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Videos: Gay men will marry your girlfriends

1. Gay men  > Straight guys

2. Straight guys > Gay men

3. Straight women > Straight guys

4. Gay girls > Straight girls

5. Straight girls > Gay girls

 

*Straight guys, homophobic anti-gay marriage guys

**Not all straight guys, just the assholes

*Straight girls, homophobic anti-gay marriage women

**Not all straight women, just the bitches

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Now vs Then

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February 15, 2013 · 10:44 am

Video: Zen Buddhist Leader Groped Female Followers

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