1. Mormon Church Excommunicates Woman For Heretical Attempt At Equality
Mormon activist Kate Kelly was excommunicated from her church by an all-male panel Sunday for apostasy, due to her continued attempts to win the right of priesthood for women congregants. "I am not an apostate, unless every single person who has questions to ask out loud is an apostate." That sounds about right.
I signed up for Mormon Mingle and that's how I met my beautiful wife. And my decent-looking wife. And my weird-looking wife.— Trevor S (@trevso_electric) April 24, 2014
2. First-Ever Female Head Coach Of European Soccer Team Becomes First Woman To Quit European Soccer Team After A Few Hours On The Job
Helena Costa—the first woman to be hired as manager for a professional European soccer team—resigned from her position with the French Clermont Foot 63 just a few hours after starting work and before even meeting with any of the players. "She had developed a problem of confidence in the situation, but I have no idea what it was that caused this," club president Claude Michy explained. Costa herself cited "amateurism" from the club and a "lack of respect" as her reasons.