Painting: Oedipus at Colonus, by Jean-Antoine-Théodore Giroust. Dallas Museum of Art
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The Husband-Son Hybrid

There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home …

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Broken family

This is a guest post by M, an Ex-Muslim who is a molecular physicist based out of New England. She wrote this in reference to divisions as a result of religion within her family. Two words that sweep under the rug a marriage and the babies that followed. A decades-long …

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Mothers Day: The Letter that Can’t Be Sent

This is a guest post by N.N.S. who is based in the Mid-West and is currently stuck in a management position, hoping to get back to his computer science roots! Hi Mom, this is the letter I would give anything to write to you but cannot because of the secrets …

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Pitfalls of Desi Parenting: A Male Child’s Letter to his Parents

This is a guest post by SRW. SRW is a Toronto-based writer and software engineer, with an interest in mobile development. This is his first piece about issues within our culture related to parenting. Let’s raise the perfect child. This child is going to have a stellar career with the …

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A Conversation With My Mother

This week, my mother dragged me along with her to visit a shrine. She wanted to pay her respects to an Islamic Saint buried there. Apparently, he was well known locally for his preaching efforts and his so-called ‘Supernatural Talent’. On our way, my mother took great enthusiasm in filling …

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When I Leave

This article was first published at http://exhijabi.wordpress.com Dear Dad, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you this, but I look up to you. I know we argue a lot. I know I haven’t always listened to you and my unwillingness to conform to your image of the perfect family …

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Cognitive Dissonance & Parental Evil

The only thing that is required for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing….. If one looks at the history of human social advancement, it’s the story of people standing up and fighting for that which they deemed to be right and true, be it encouraging …

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Both Broken

They must train doctors to drop their impatience with human frailty long enough to strike a dulcet tone and tell a parent that their child is indeed broken. I had a car mechanic do the same once, “It doesn’t look good and I can’t tell you that it can be …

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Kinda Forgot Eid

I come from a household of many siblings so my miff at not being included in things is about the same as my dread of being corralled into “family fun”. When I found myself on Eid not dressed up and nowhere to go, I have to admit, I felt left out. …

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The Do Nothing Just Yet Approach

‘No religion’ on its own may seem to be a daring, exciting thing. Atheists appear to blatantly flash their free thinking ideas, no doubt arising from brains grubby with autonomy and independent thought. But as soon as you throw parenthood in the picture, the image frays and falls apart. How …

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