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Feb 9, 2014

In this episode Raz, Lana, Mike and I talk about religious accommodation, stupid famous people and the 22 questions posed to Bill Nye by creationists. 

Two cases of segregation of women due to religious accommodationhttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/16/sonja-power-halifax_n_4613138.html?just_reloaded=1

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/york-university-student-s-request-not-to-work-with-women-stirs-controversy-1.2490514

A group of muslim women seem to think that religious accommodation should trump basic human rights.http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/01/23/the_misplaced_moral_panic_at_york_university.html

And in the US creationist bullshit is forced on a Buddhist studenthttp://www.politicususa.com/2014/01/25/buddhist-student-told-change-religion-taught-creationism-school.html

In Saudi Arabia they think that their religious rules are worth a woman's lifehttp://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/06/reports-of-students-death-after-male-paramedics-barred-from-womens-only-school-fuel-anger-in-saudi-arabia/

 

I don't have a lot on the whole celebrity conversation but I do have this link to Russel Brand discussing addiction and the death of Amy Winehouse which I believe we discussedhttp://www.russellbrand.com/2011/07/for-amy/ And finally a link to the 22 questions posed by creationist to Bill Nye http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/messages-from-creationists-to-people-who-believe-in-evolutio

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