The Mother of All Sins: Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno’S Caning

They say that money is the root of all evil. At times, I couldn't agree more. But now I hear that alcohol consumption is the “mother of all sins”. I'm not going into detail about which sins are worse, but more on the earthly consequences of such sins as defined by the male religious elite.Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno from Singapore had apparently committed the “mother of all sins” last week and now faces a sentence by the Shariah court of six strokes of the cane. The part-time model and mother of … [Read more...]

The Whipping Girl: Examining the Video of the Flogging in Pakistan

The recent release of a video showing the flogging of a girl by the Taliban in Pakistan has created a stir across the web. Various articles have been published about it, both on mainstream news sites and blogs.  The reason for the whipping remains unclear: media outlets report intercourse before marriage, rejection of a marriage proposal, and going outside without a male escort as the possible reasons for the flogging. Whatever the Taliban’s reasoning for the flogging, the video itself presents a … [Read more...]


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