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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 17, 2012 My Take: The danger of calling behavior ‘biblical’
QUOTE: The fact of the matter is, we all pick and choose. We’re all selective in our interpretation and application of the biblical text. The better question to ask one another is why we pick and choose the way that we do, why we emphasis some passages and not others.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 08, 2012 Tortured Afghan teen on attackers: 'The same should be done to them'
QUOTE: Under Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, women were banned from classrooms, politics or employment. Women who wanted to leave home had to be escorted by a male relative and were forced to wear burqas. Those who disobeyed were publicly beaten....Rights groups have cited advances since then....But stories of honor killings, poisoned wells at girls schools and disfigurements persist.
CNN (Cable News Network) Apr 25, 2012 ‘What Were You Thinking?’ For Couples, New Source of Online Friction
QUOTE: the rise of social media — where sharing private moments is encouraged, and provocative and confessional postings can help build a following — has created a new source of friction for couples: what is fair game for sharing with the world?
New York Times Nov 29, 2011 Why we get mad at our husbands
QUOTE: We love our husbands -- but we're mad that we spend more mental energy on the details of parenting. We're mad that having children has turned our lives upside down much more than theirs. We're mad that these guys, who can manage businesses or keep track of thousands of pieces of sports trivia, can be clueless when it comes to what our kids are eating and what supplies they need for school. And more than anything else, we're mad that they get more time to themselves than we do.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 11, 2011 Polygamist, Under Scrutiny in Utah, Plans Suit to Challenge Law
QUOTE: The lawsuit is not demanding that states recognize polygamous marriage. Instead...will ask the federal courts to tell states that they cannot punish polygamists for their own “intimate conduct” so long as they are not breaking other laws, like those regarding child abuse, incest or seeking multiple marriage licenses.
New York Times May 21, 2011 'Shoe leather' leads to Schwarzenegger's secret son
QUOTE: Schwarzenegger's quick admission was surprising, perhaps, considering the history of the newspaper, the former governor and allegations of his misbehavior involving women.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 01, 2009 Senator’s Aid After Affair Raises Flags Over Ethics
QUOTE: Several experts say those activities [of Senator John Ensign] may have violated an ethics law that bars senior aides from lobbying the Senate for a year after leaving their posts.
New York Times Aug 02, 2009 A/C Setting Can Push Couples to Boiling Point
QUOTE: With the belated arrival of Washington's signature summer brew of brick-oven heat and steam-room humidity has come the return of the region's first law of domestic thermodynamics: When one spouse wants to jack up the A/C, the other wants to turn it down... Researchers who study sex differences agree that when it comes to temperature, it seems women are from Venus and men are from Planet Freon.
Washington Post Dec 30, 2008 Fighting War -- and for Custody: Deployment Used In Battles for Kids
QUOTE: The military does not track statistics on custody disputes, but as military divorce rates rise -- particularly among enlisted female troops such as Greer -- so do child custody struggles in which military service overseas has become a wedge issue....Female troops may be particularly at risk, because mothers are more likely to have custody of children after a divorce.
Washington Post Nov 14, 2008 We're divorced -- you're not my friend
QUOTE: The case files of divorce simmer with the resentment created when an ex-spouse constantly pleads for favors. The routine exchanges of marriage (Will you fix the sink? Lend me $20? Pick up the kids?) can become bitter boundary issues if they continue after the divorce.
CNN (Cable News Network) Oct 29, 2008 Former US mayor jailed for lying
QUOTE: The former mayor of the US city of Detroit has been sentenced to four months in jail for obstructing justice in connection with a sex scandal.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 23, 2008 Woman Arrested After Killing Virtual Ex-Husband
QUOTE: arrested on suspicion of hacking into the game where she killed her once-virtual husband, authorities said.
Wired Jun 16, 2008 Divide and Conquer (Equal Parenting)
QUOTE: The power of lists depends on how you use them. And the discomfort so many of us feel about the approach of many couples in this article, I think, is a fear of my first kind of list. The kind that is built on resentment and that creates obligation....But what I realized during the months I spent with these couples is that they didn’t use their lists (mental or physical) this way. Instead of creating bickering, their lists ended it. They decided what stuff went in whose basket of responsibility, and they trusted their partners to do what was in his or her bucket.
New York Times Jun 11, 2008 Operation Lets Muslim Women Reclaim Virginity
QUOTE: The domestic drama has gripped France. The groom, an unidentified engineer in his 30s, left the nuptial bed and announced to the still partying wedding guests that his bride had lied...The next day, he approached a lawyer about annulling the marriage. The bride, then a nursing student in her 20s, confessed and agreed to an annulment...In secular, republican France, the case touches on several delicate subjects: the intrusion of religion into daily life; the grounds for dissolution of a marriage; and the equality of the sexes.
New York Times Apr 17, 2008 Ex-sect members escape polygamy but not pain
QUOTE: Religion...is also used to validate the brainwashing and, in some cases, physical abuse employed to keep women and children submissive, said Marci Hamilton, author of "Justice Denied: What America Must Do to Protect Its Children." The women are wholly dependent on the patriarchal community, Hamilton said. They often lack education and marketable skills, and they're told of "terrible forces outside the compound," namely evil people who wish them harm, she said.
CNN (Cable News Network) Mar 11, 2008 Politics, and Scandal, as Usual
QUOTE: Sexual missteps among politicians are nothing peculiar to the United States...But they seem to reach more absurdist proportions in this country, and have almost the quality of a catch-me-if-you-can game at a time when private borders have gotten extremely porous.
New York Times Feb 23, 2008 In Thriving India, Wedding Sleuths Find Their Niche
QUOTE: In India, hiring a wedding detective...has become a common prenuptial ritual. Private sleuths have been in business here for several years, but today their services are more crucial than ever. As India's middle and upper classes grow, so too do the dowries given to grooms by brides' families. Those dowries, in turn, have boosted the incentive for fraud.
Washington Post Oct 12, 2007 Legal or Not, Abortion Rates Compare
QUOTE: A comprehensive global study of abortion has concluded that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is legal and those where it is not, suggesting that outlawing the procedure does little to deter women seeking it.
New York Times Sep 27, 2007 Public affection: How much is too much?
QUOTE: Though Gere's behavior was tame by American standards, it was deemed obscene in India, where such public displays of affection (also known as PDA) are frowned upon....Marguerite Salmon, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco, outlines a three-step plan for being in a relationship with someone whose sensitivity to PDA is not in sync with yours.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 15, 2007 In Rural China, a Bitter Way Out: Programs Take Aim at High Suicide Rate Among Hinterlands' Poor, Young Wives
QUOTE: The sense of despair that Zhao felt seems to prevail here in rural China, particularly among women, many of whom shoulder the burdens of domestic life alone. Often, the only escape they see is to take their own lives.
Washington Post May 08, 2007 For Some Muslim Wives, Abuse Knows No Borders: Traditional Pressures Can Persist in U.S.
QUOTE: Domestic abuse is hardly unique to Muslim immigrant communities; it is a sad fact of life in families of all backgrounds and origins. Yet, according to social workers, Islamic clerics and women's advocates, women from Muslim-majority cultures face extra pressure to submit to violent husbands and intense social ostracism if they muster the courage to file charges or flee.
Washington Post Apr 20, 2007 Infidelity is in the air for road warriors
QUOTE: While no one has specifically studied business travel and infidelity, academics and therapists say cheating is probably more prevalent on the road than close to home. And the heightened exposure of business travelers to the possibility of infidelity increases the prospects that they and their employers could be left to air the details of their affairs in the courts or in the press.
USA TODAY Mar 25, 2007 New Translation Prompts Debate on Islamic Verse
QUOTE: The hotly debated verse states that a rebellious woman should first be admonished, then abandoned in bed, and ultimately “beaten” — the most common translation for the Arabic word “daraba” — unless her behavior improves....Some analysts hold that the verse cannot be rendered meaningfully into English because it reflects social and legal practices of Muhammad’s time.
New York Times Dec 17, 2006 Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying
QUOTE: Relationship experts report that too many couples fail to ask each other critical questions before marrying. Here are a few key ones that couples should consider asking:
New York Times Oct 16, 2006 Law on Overseas Brides Is Keeping Couples Apart
QUOTE: In June, the federal immigration service froze 10,000 visa applications for foreign fiancées because they did not conform with a law that went into effect in March.
New York Times Oct 01, 2006 When to Propose a Prenup
QUOTE: while most twentysomethings don't need to take up the testy subject of signing a prenup, there are some situations in which younger couples may want to consider one...
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Oct 01, 2006 The Wedding Is Off. Who Keeps the Ring?
QUOTE: By tradition -- and law in many places -- wives generally hold on to the wedding jewelry when a marriage ends in divorce. But does that same standard apply to a failed engagement?
Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ) Aug 23, 2006 Debate grows on out-of-wedlock laws: Some 1.6 million Americans in seven states are breaking old anticohabitation rules.
QUOTE: In North Carolina, a state judge in July ruled unconstitutional a law that states it's illegal for unmarried couples to live together...Yet the debate about whether the laws should continue to exist is a flash point between secularists and traditional Christians over the definition of a family.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 18, 2006 Mommy Rage: Unleashing the Wrath of Stay-at-Home Moms
QUOTE: a new generation of women is coming of age, and the backlash pushing women home is so last year. I think what caused the ruckus is that someone came out full blast for women who work.
Washington Post Mar 01, 2006 Anna Nicole Smith's Supreme Fight: Justices Hear Celebrity's Bid for Cut of Late Husband's Riches
QUOTE: ...her persona yesterday was that of the Widow Marshall, aggrieved spouse of the late Texas oil plutocrat J. Howard Marshall II -- whom she wed in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year. According to Anna Nicole, J. Howard intended to give her tens of millions of dollars from his estate, but his plan was fraudulently thwarted by his son, Pierce, who wanted the old man's money for himself.
Washington Post Feb 10, 2006 Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Ex-Gay Cowboys
QUOTE: Sometimes I wonder if evangelicals really believe that gay men can go straight. If they don't think Chad Allen can play straight convincingly for 108 minutes, do they honestly imagine that gay men who aren't actors can play straight for a lifetime?...If anything, supporters of traditional marriage should want gay men out of the heterosexual marriage market entirely.
New York Times Oct 26, 2005 Faint Praise
QUOTE: Are you suggesting that since she has waited 10 years for a husband and children already, she might as well wait another year so that you can have the spotlight all to yourself?
Washington Post Oct 23, 2005 Little Green Lies
QUOTE: Would you ever lie to your spouse about your spending?
Washington Post Oct 20, 2005 When the Z's You Get Aren't Yours
QUOTE: Older women typically tolerated their husbands' snores, perhaps through gritted teeth, mostly for cultural reasons, but also because treating snoring was not an option 20 or 30 years ago. Not so for today's younger women...
New York Times Sep 28, 2005 Supreme Court to Weigh In on Anna Nicole Smith's Inheritance Case
QUOTE: At issue is the scope of the probate exception to federal jurisdiction. In other words, was a federal appeals court correct when it ruled last year that only state courts have authority over disputed estates?
Washington Post Jul 31, 2005 Fair Affair?
QUOTE: If your sex life with your husband has indeed ended, you may honorably consider other alternatives....It would have been wrong for you and your father to conspire to get extra pills or for him to have kept silent about the mix-up in order to keep the freebies flowing.
New York Times May 15, 2005 Four Left Feet
QUOTE: The purpose of parties is not to showcase one's devotion, but to mix with other people.
Washington Post Apr 09, 2005 Fired Reporter Denies Telling Colleagues' Wives About Alleged Affairs
QUOTE: ...allegations about one employee notifying the spouse of another about alleged extramarital activity -- and whether such a warning should be viewed as the betrayal of a colleague -- have rarely if ever been publicly debated.
Washington Post Jan 30, 2005 Hard to Uncouple
QUOTE: Fights about money aren't about the cash you have or don't have. There's generally something else going on -- someone's scared, hurt, trying to buy their way to happiness or being miserly because they fear being poor.
Washington Post Mar 07, 2004 The Illusion of Etiquette
QUOTE: Readers confide in her about their dream weddings.... But then comes Part 2 of the Great American Dream: The dream of making someone else pay for it.
Washington Post Sep 17, 2003 Married Gay Canadian Couple Barred From U.S.
QUOTE: A married gay couple on their way from Canada to a human rights conference in Georgia were not allowed to enter the United States today because the two men insisted on filling out a single Customs clearance form declaring themselves a family.
New York Times Jul 31, 2003 Bush Backs Bid to Block Gays From Marrying
QUOTE: Mr. Bush's comments about codifying a way to prohibit same-sex marriages suggested to some lawyers that he was becoming more open to the idea of a constitutional amendment to ban them.
New York Times May 23, 2003 Dowry-busting bride wins star status
QUOTE: A young Indian girl has become a celebrity for resisting her in-laws demands for a dowry and sending her groom to jail for it.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 15, 2003 Pakistanis abroad trick daughters into marriage
QUOTE: According to human rights activists, 250 girls like Aziz - daughters of British citizens from Pakistan - were forced into marriages with relatives in 2002 alone.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 21, 2003 Guild plans second byline strike at AP: Progress reported on wage talks
QUOTE: Associated Press editorial employees will hold their second byline strike in less than a month later this week, the latest move by union leaders to protest the lack of a new contract.
Editor and Publisher Mar 01, 2002 The New Conflict of Interest: Much Harder to Understand
QUOTE: ...we are paying ever more attention to interests that originate inside an individual's professional role. What bothered the Maryland ethics committee was the possibility that O'Malley, as a judicial official, might help her spouse in his capacity as an executive official.
Washington Post Feb 04, 2002 Group Backs Gays Who Seek to Adopt a Partner's Child
QUOTE: The American Academy of Pediatrics...is announcing its support today for the right of gay men and lesbians to adopt their partners' children.
New York Times Nov 25, 2001 Behind the Glamorous Life, His-and-hers Nest Eggs
QUOTE: Mr. Fox, 32, who worked alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant to help the Lakers win their second consecutive N.B.A. championship last year, and Ms. Williams, 38, the actress and singer, like to keep their financial affairs — money management and bank accounts — apart.
New York Times Nov 04, 2001 Allure Must Be Covered. Individuality Peeks Through
ABSTRACT: A photo essay showing and explaining various forms of clothing chosen by female Afghani refugees in Pakistan, from the all-encompassing Afghani burqa required by the Taliban to more moderate chadors where the face is fully visible.
New York Times Sep 30, 2001 Brazilian Women Ravaged By AIDS: Infection Rate Rises in Culture of Denial
QUOTE: Brazilian "machismo" culture permits men to have sex outside marriage, and encourages women to ignore it; infectious diseases such as AIDS prove disastrous in this environment.
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