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Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ ignites the wrong debate on young girls’ sexuality

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films)

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films) Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary The outrage over Cuties, the feature-length debut by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, says a lot about how poorly we discuss youth sexuality. The film, originally called Mignonnes in French, is meant as an indictment of the sexualization …

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legacy”>Explaining the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj

Muslims start the hajj by circling the Kaaba, the black, cube-shaped house of God. UmmSqueaky, CC BY-NC

Muslims start the hajj by circling the Kaaba, the black, cube-shaped house of God. UmmSqueaky, CC BY-NC Ken Chitwood, University of Florida Around 1.7 million Muslims have gathered this year in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – the hajj. The five-day pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who have the physical …

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