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The National Library of China and the Beijing MTR hope to bring a little culture to the frazzling subway commutes of nearly 10 million daily subway riders in China’s bustling capital. The new initiative, titled “M-Library,” allows passengers equipped with a smart device to simply scan a QR code off of a poster on the subway car in order to gain access to the virtual shelves.

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Anonymous San Franciscan Teams Up With Muslim Superhero To Fight Islamophobic Bus Ads

Kamala Kahn, AKA Ms. Marvel, takes a stand for tolerance in San Francisco

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San Franciscans have been getting a dose of real live super-heroics lately, after an anonymous do-gooder took it upon themselves to do battle against a series of Islamophobic bus ads in the single most awesome way possible: By calling upon the highest profile Muslim superhero in the Marvel comics universe.

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Nepal Makes Public Transport Safer for Women by Getting Rid of Men

A company has introduced a line of women-only buses.

A Nepalese women rickshaw driver. Photo by Flickr user Sirensongs.

According to a World Bank study, one in four women in Nepal have experienced some kind of inappropriate touching while riding public transportation. Women comprise at least a third of all riders in the country, but many of them feel anxiety and fear commuting in public buses. And women in Nepal have been campaigning passionately to end sexual harassment and make public transportation, as well as other public domains, safer for women – in the meantime, however, one private company has offered them an alternative: women-only buses.

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