Liberals Should Stop Talking About Boycotting the Alt-Right (Whether For or Against)

Note: I wrote this three days ago, but couldn’t post it. It’s slightly out of date. I have added two updates in the end. I’m sure that you all have heard this controversy a few times already. Whether people were angry at Trevor Noah for inviting Tomi Lahren or at Bill Maher for inviting Milo [Read More…]

Male Gaze: Within religious and progressive contexts.

Our Islamic studies teacher at school would tell us, “Women must always cover their chest, and men must always lower their gaze.” I believe that instruction for men was merely my teacher’s way of making the rules of modesty look equal for both men and women (when they really aren’t). In any case, the whole [Read More…]

The traces of religion that always stay with you.

I believed in heaven and hell even after I had stopped believing in god and religion. It wasn’t this strong, righteous, assertive belief but in some small subconscious way, I continued to believe in heaven and hell. I believed in hell much more so than heaven. Or perhaps, you could say that the fear of [Read More…]

4 Literary Genres Bible Is (Are Not Fairy-tales)

If we can’t call the Bible fairy-tale, here are four alternatives. [Read more…]

Ex-Muslim Rites Of Passage: Eating That Bacon

I had bacon for the first time ever, more than three years ago. It was a crisp Summer day. It was with my then-boyfriend. At Milestones. In a burger. And was that burger fucking delicious or what. It wasn’t planned, just so you know. It wasn’t like I told my ex to take me to [Read More…]

My interview with Trav Mamone: On Leaving Islam

Hello there, people! I hope you all are doing well. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Trav Mamone on their Bi Any Means podcast. It was actually my first interview so I was kind of shy and nervous. I apologize for the weird audio quality on my end, but you can [Read More…]

The Iranian Godfather: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934-2017)

For good or ill, no Iranian equals the influence he left in our recent history. [Read more…]

To Fight Trump, Weaponize Social Media

As long as American liberals/progressives stick to the destructive myth that social media is not ‘real’ and activism on it is useless, they will be played by their opponents. Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump would have never won without social media. [Read more…]

Martin Hughes’s Worse Reason for Not Being an Anti-Theist

A personal experience is no reliable argument for a fundamentally rational and political question. [Read more…]

Martin Hughes’s Bad Reasons for Leaving Anti-Theism

Theists don’t need God to have an enriched life, and it’s insulting to them to assume that they do. [Read more…]