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  • Fri, 24, Feb, 2017 - 5:00:AM

5 Questions: Australian Islamic leader says beating women OK, Uber under fire, alleged bullying in WNBA + More

Image: Former WNBA player Candice Wiggins defends Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm / Danny Karwoski / Wikimedia Commons

1. Who would think violence against women would ever be an option? The president of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, Keysar Trad, has said beating women is “step three” in dealing with relationship problems. The first two steps, apparently, are counselling and buying chocolates or going out to dinner.

2. Have you deleted Uber yet? Lots of people are amid a massive sexual harassment scandal that has revealed a deeply-ingrained misogynistic culture at the company.

3. Is the WNBA’s culture “toxic”? That’s what former star Candice Wiggins is alleging, claiming she was bullied for being openly heterosexual. It’s worth noting the vast majority of current and former players and others involved with the basketball league - of all sexual orientations and gender identities - have refuted her claims.

4. How sad is it there are still people against equal pay? A Utah Republican has resigned after saying equal pay is “bad for families” and society and hurts men.

5. Is this the worst invention ever? Yes.

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