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Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests

Turkey's govt. withdraws a bill pardoning men who had sex with minors if they’d married them. Critics felt this would encourage taking child brides and damage Turkey’s ability to fight against sexual abuse. One of the bill’s main weaknesses is determining if the minor gave consent without being forced or threatened. If that is the case, it relates back to Ch.2 and forced marriage. Not only do rapists have laws to act with impunity, but passing this bill would prove that rape laws are…

Turkey withdraws child rape bill after street protests

This article is about a bill that has been withdrawn In Turkey that would have pardoned men convicted of sex with underage age if the men had married the girls. The Turkish community was outraged and protested the bill saying that it encouraged child brides and legitimized statutory rape. UN agencies also joined in the fight against this bill and it is now being reexamined. This aligns well with Ch 2 and how the lower status of girls encourages subservience.

Morocco broadcaster apologises after advising women to hide bruises

A TV channel received extensive criticism for broadcasting a show demonstrating how to hide bruising with makeup. The show intended to help women “carry on with daily life,” but was not accepted as a proper response to domestic violence by viewers. Many women may feel they need the makeup tips because they have no choice but to remain in abusive relationships. Many women stay in these relationships due to the lack of laws and enforcement and their economic and social dependence on men (Ch…

Moroccan state TV shows women how to hide domestic violence

State broadcaster Channel 2M demonstrates how to cover up domestic violence bruises with makeup and ‘carry on with your daily life’

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9 Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living

"9 Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living" Get back to basics, achieve food security and find financial independence with these 9 key aspects of achieving true self-sufficient living. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS

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