The only solid forecast for this new year is the continued infatuation for the mob to overthrow and overcome. But if 2011 has been the year of getting people in one place, 2012 may well be a test of keeping them there. [Read more...]
Most French, Chinese and Saudis see no problem with clothing-related bans in their country. But a society that bans has no moral confidence in itself and eventually becomes unable to distinguish between right and wrong. [Read more...]
For Pakistanis, the strained relationship between Pakistan and the United States conceals another reality where assaults on young girls and killings of labourers must be overlooked and erased from public consciousness. [Read more...]
Should women in positions of power–who, in some sense, all confront patriarchy and sexism by virtue of their positions–be supported and lauded by feminists simply because they’re female? [Read more...]
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