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The World According to Sun Media

This week, following President Barack Obama’s announcement that he is in favor of gay marriage in the United States, Sun Media divvied up a nice little infographic showing the varying legal stances toward gay marriage in the Africa and Asia. Judging by the end result, nary a one Sun Media employee has ever looked at a world atlas.



Women Drivers, Amirite?

A report by noted academic Kamal Subhi submitted to the Saudi Arabian monarchy asserts that lifting the ban on women driving will encourage premarital sex and ruin the tradition of virgin brides in that country. The ban has stood unofficially since 1990, when 47 women drove down the streets of Riyadh, only to be suspended from work for two years and widely admonished by religious leaders.