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Women are not Allowed to Play at Presidents Cup

Women are not Allowed to Play at Presidents Cup

Underlying tone reveals sexism in golf

Women are not allowed to participate in the biennial President Cup Golf Tournament. The tournament lasted from September 26 to October 1. Like much of golf, women are seen as the side attraction with the PGA and LPGA games played separately. Women not being allowed to play at the tournament highlights the sexists undertones in golf.

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Austria Bans Full-Face Veils

Austria Bans Full-Face Veils

A full-face ban makes Burqa’s and Niqab’s criminalized

Austria has banned full-face coverings. The Burqa Ban took effect on Sunday making it illegal to wear any garment that covers the face. From the hairline to the chin. Government officials have called on this ban to protect Austrian values and create a more united society.  The Ban targets a minority group of full veiled Muslim women. Outrage from activists, experts and citizens has created protests throughout Austria. This comes before Austria’s general election on October 15. Austria is not the only country in Europe to have a burqa ban. A ban that personally attacks Muslim Women’s rights.

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Wonder Woman Smashes Gender Norms While Battling Film Ban by Jamileh Kharrazi

Wonder Woman Smashes Gender Norms While Battling Film Ban

Importance of films like Wonder Woman and why this ban began

A group of seven girls are gathered around the playground one Tuesday morning. They were playing during recess, enwrapped in fantasy and innocents. The big problem for the day: who could be Wonder Woman in the group? With all of them wanting to be the powerful superhero, they needed a solution; said Lady Jamil Kharrazi.

The amazons, an all-female race created by Zeus to protect mankind, were to become their choice and together they would fight. The positive representation in Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman has made this character a role model for young girls. However, some countries have banned the film particularly because of Gal Gadot. Their excuses are said to be her over-sexualization (to which they joked about in the film) but the truth may be found in her homeland.

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