Uma, a primeira, mais recente, outra já com alguns dias, são dois passos simbólicos (e não só) num caminho com um destino que, por exemplo entre nós, ainda está distante: meter na cabeça que ser mulher não é ser menos.
“The thing that’s distinctive about state churches is that they exist to serve the whole of society, not just a small number of religiously committed people. For most of its history, that’s how the Church of England saw itself. In recent decades, however, it’s been dominated by people who wanted it to become an exclusive “sect” rather than an open, liberal church. The maintenance of male privilege was a major element in their strategy.
The fact that they have finally lost that battle is a significant victory for those who want to see the Church of England regain lost respect and serve the whole nation again. But there’s still a long way to go.”
“The European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on face-concealing veils like the burqa and niqab on Tuesday as judges accepted the country’s argument that the ban is justified because it improves social interaction among citizens.”