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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…

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Simplicity in design/engineering. At 600' tall, the forthcoming 432 Park Avenue in New York City (designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, engineering by WSP Cantor Seinuk, expected completion in 2015) features a robust core and a load-bearing facade "frame" comprised of columns and beams that house 10' x 10' square windows. Aside from those structural elements, the interiors are free of all structures and partitions.

from the Guardian

Hijra: India's third gender claims its place in law

Hijras gather in the village of Koovagam, Tamil Nadu for a Hindu festival celebrating the marriage of Aravan to Mohini, Lord Krishna's femal...