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March 14, 2023

New Iranian Law Forces Female Pharmacists to Wear Black Hijab, So Male Coworkers Mock It by Wearing Them Too

Iranian women have been openly protesting the mandatory use of a hijab since 2022. Protests broke out after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested by the Iranian morality police for not wearing her hijab properly and she died in their custody. While the demonstrations have put the issue on a global stage, the Iranian government has tried to push back.

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February 14, 2023

Teacher Shares the Sad Truth Behind Why He Has a “Bathroom Bucket” in the Classroom

High school teacher Larry Lexicon is no stranger to social media. The English teacher, who works at a charter school in California, often posts funny classroom videos on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. But one satirical video got a pretty strong response, which prompted Lexicon to break from the ordinarily goofy nature of his videos and share a serious message.

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January 13, 2023

Top British and Irish Universities Offer Free Online Courses to Afghan Women

Embed from Getty Images Since the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, 2021, life has been very different for Afghan women. International concern for their safety and rights skyrocketed as it became clear that the new regime's promises to be more moderate in their dictates was illusory. Rules on female dress came quickly, followed by gender-segregated education. Now, the Taliban has officially banned women from the country's universities—effective immediately.

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December 22, 2022

Former Social Worker Crafts Dolls Identical to Children Who Have Visible Physical Differences

Representation is a powerful force for good. When a child can hold a doll that looks like them, it helps them to feel seen and accepted. But not every child can have a doll that reflects their characteristics, particularly if they have visible physical differences. Amy Jandrisevits is a former social worker who has made it her mission to craft unique dolls that are look-alikes for special children.

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