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daily feminist news 30.09.13


Image via Wikimedia Commons

Image via Wikimedia Commons

Saudi Cleric says driving cars damages women’s ovaries.

An Ultra-conservative Saudi Sheikh, Saleh bin Saad al-Lohaidan, has argued that women should not be allowed to drive cars because (apparently) ‘studies show’ that driving damages women’s ovaries and pelvises, causing them to give birth to babies with clinical problems. Although there is no official law preventing women from driving in Saudi Arabia, only men are issued driver’s licenses. In response to opponents, the cleric argued that women aiming to overturn the ban on driving should put ‘reason ahead of their hearts, emotions and passions’. Women’s rights? Don’t be so hysterical.

Companies with women managers are more profitable.

According to a new study, companies with female bosses tend to be more successful than male dominated companies. Research by services company, Sodexo, found a link between female management and corporate performance.

Labor leader candidate, Bill Shorten wants gay quotas.

Everyone’s a bit scared of quotas – preferring to believe that we’re all equal and everyone will reveal their true worth through this strange, slippery and seemingly gender/race/class/sexuality specific concept of merit. Not Labor leadership candidate, Bill Shorten. He’s down with the idea of quotas to boost the number of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gender and intersex politicians. He also supports the current quotas for women politicians, and hopes to redouble their representation to forty per cent.

Tina Fey reaches new level of amazing, awesomely parodying GIRLS.

To brighten the start of your week, here is an amazing sketch from Saturday Night Live that combines two of my favourite things: Tina Fey and GIRLS. Enjoy.

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