Philippines Divorce Law

Why The Philippines Needs to Consider Divorce Law

Why does the Philippines need to consider divorce law? My mom’s friend was intoxicated with a date rape drug from a soda her “friend” gave her. The next thing she knew, she was sobbing while marching along the aisle, forced to marry the guy who held her captive for three days. She had a long-term boyfriend and she was not marrying him.
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Irreligion: China Bans Religion to Become Atheist State

It has recently come to light that the Chinese government has banned children belonging to the Muslim community to attend any and all religious events during the winter break. The ban has been heavily enforced in a county in western China that is predominantly populated by Muslims. Laid out by the education bureau of China, this ban on religion is being enforced by the authorities so that Islam and other religions may be suppressed in the region.
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Physical and Mental Abuse in the Church of Scientology

If you’ve heard of Scientology, you heard of them in mostly shady ways. A mysterious organization that presents itself in cryptic messages to the outside world. You may have heard that they are an expensive bunch, or that they work wonders on the mind, and you may find that either (rightfully) disturbing or very intriguing to say the least. But there is another side, a darker side, to the Church of Scientology, one that they fight hard to keep a secret. Reports of physical and mental abuse within the self-proclaimed church are piling up from all sides, and they are truly disturbing.
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Scientology and Money: A Religious Pyramid Scheme?

The best things in life you just can’t buy, right? Wrong! It turns out you can buy your ticket to complete mind control and endless lives in a perfect universe. At least when you’re a member of Scientology, that is. The Church of Scientology has spent decades perfecting their formula to get the most money out of its devoted followers while fixing a neat tax exemption in the USA. The Pyramid Scheme Religion, or how to gain mind control with just a fracture of a million dollars (if you’re lucky).
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Breast cancer in Algeria

Breast Cancer in Algeria: Survivors Lose Rights as Women

“I no longer want you as my wife, you are a half woman!” – These are the heartbreaking words that Yousef told his wife Yasmin (not their real names). They have lived together for more than two decades. Just recently, Yasmin was diagnosed with breast cancer in Algeria. With advice from her physician, she went through a surgical procedure and had one of her breasts, the one with cancer, amputated. She then proceeded to have chemotherapy sessions and her recovery process kick-started.
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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day: A Hoax, a Scam, a Disturbing Reality

Every year on February 14th, lovebirds around the world scramble to find the perfect gift, the perfect card and flowers, and the perfect venue to woo their partners with on Valentine’s Day. The world will be draped in red hearts and cupids and romance, and love will be, metaphorically, in the air. It may be a comfort to know for those who are not a part of a couple during this love-smothered month that the history behind Valentine’s Day is anything but romantic. From sacrificial goats and dogs to imprisonment and execution, to the eventual mating of birds, the holiday – as well as its namesake, Saint Valentine – has a pretty dark past.
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Church of Scientology

The Church of Scientology: Are You Curious?

Chances are, you heard of the Church of Scientology at least once in your life. You probably even heard it specifically with the name of Tom Cruise attached to it. Chances are, however, you have no real idea what they’re actually about. But you’re intrigued, especially since they ran a perfectly cryptic clip during the Superbowl, asking the simple question: Are you curious? If you are, make this your first stop to read what Scientology is and does, and why you should stay far away from it.
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Headscarves on Sticks: Iranian Women Fight for Their Rights

Iranian women have been fighting for their rights for more than one hundred years. A century of protests, movements, and revolutions, and women still need to prove to their oppressive, male-dominated regime that when it comes to their rights, women won’t give up the good fight. True to form, in the first week of February in 2018, the fight continued when 29 women were arrested for removing their compulsory hijab and waving it on sticks in public in protest. 29 women were arrested, simply for freeing themselves from their burdensome wraps and demonstrating their wish to be individuals once more.
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Islam

Islam: Are We Witnessing a Religious Witch Hunt?

Faith and religion is arguably the most controversial part of our entire human race. Wars, crusades, Genocides and hate crimes – they all so often revolve around faith and, more importantly, foreign faiths that don’t align with familiar worldviews. Like the Islam nowadays.
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Carnival

Carnival Around the World: An Honest Capitalistic Tradition

Carnival, we all have seen or heard about it. We’ve all seen the majestic samba women, dressed in flashy costumes, with feathers, dancing in a frenzied state. We’ve also seen the obscure masks the Venetians wear. Or the two-story floats marching the streets. Most of us have participated either as children or even as adults. Dancing away, drinking, eating, having weird food fights and playing treasure hunts. It’s a tradition for many countries and the fascinating thing is that it has become universal.
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