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Gender Segregation

Women's Hockey and Hardwiring

Lise Eliot | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Lise Eliot

We used to hear that women aren't physical or competitive or aggressive enough to dedicate themselves to sport. But c'mon, did you see those triumphant Canadians and devastated Americans after their sudden-death overtime?

Saudi Women Drivers: Threat to State Religion and Politics

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2013 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

For many women who want the driving ban lifted, the issue is a push toward wider reforms, supported by an increasing number of men. However, there are underlying religious and political potholes.

Hamas Orders Strict Gender Segregation In Gaza's Schools

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

GAZA, April 1 (Reuters) - New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at g...

Rejecting 'Modesty' For Women's Rights In Jerusalem

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Jerusalem is home to great tension between the traditional and the liberal, the religious and the secular, the ancient word and ideals of Western civi...

Why Are More Public Schools Separating Boys From Girls In Classes?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Education

Boys downstairs, girls upstairs on the first day -- and for every day thereafter -- of school Monday at Arlington Community High School in Indianapoli...

Always Ladies' Night: Qatar's Women-Only Cinema Will Cater To Traditional Values

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | World

DOHA, Qatar -- A Qatar sports center says it plans a women-only cinema that would be the latest no-men-allowed venture in the Gulf. The Aspire Zone F...

Gender Segregation in Muslim Societies: From Jahiliyya to Muhammed to Fatwa Chaos

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

The strict gender segregation found in many Muslim societies today is led by religious hardliners who view women as a source of temptation, seeing no virtue in dignified male-female interaction.