“Why I HATE Malala Yousafzai” ~ a guest post by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Over the past few weeks, what with the Nobel hoopla and all, everyone has had something to say or write about Malala Yousafzai. The politicians propagated their own agenda, liberal fascists whined about their cause and journalists used the issue to put forward their personal agendas through the debate surrounding …

Human Rights

Arrested for hugging in Saudi Arabia

So apparently in Saudi Arabia, hugging people can get you arrested by the ‘religious police’, as this story in The Independent reports.   Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice arrested the two men in Riyadh for violating local laws and engaging in “exotic …

GenderHuman Rights

Should Brown/Muslim Women Be Sacrificed To Save Culture? The Case of Malala Yousafzai.

In the last year since the Taliban’s assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman who has been an activist for girls’ education in Swat Valley where she’s from, there has been a virtual truckload worth of articles, commentaries, and blog posts that have been written about her, and …