This will be a quick rundown: The map. Egyptian laughing at the notion of compulsory hijab.
The One-Minute Guide to Anarchism.
Anarchism (not to be confused with "anarchy" or "chaos") is a socio-political philosophy that rejects all forms of domination. Anarchists seeks to achieve voluntary, horizontal human relationships based on mutual benefit - as opposed to involuntary, hierarchical human relationship based on bargaining power. Is this possible? Yes. The following are the key points, but hyperlinks … Continue reading The One-Minute Guide to Anarchism.
Addressing Every Anti-LGBTQ Khaleeji Argument Ever.
AI generated image. 1. "They must respect our traditions and culture!" No. They don't.The identities, liberties and self-expression of a socially repressed minority are a bigger priority than the feelings of a repressive majority. If such a majority chose to respect the minority, nothing would happen to their own culture or sense of identity; they … Continue reading Addressing Every Anti-LGBTQ Khaleeji Argument Ever.
Addressing the Traditionalist Obsession with Family and Marriage.
I decided to delve into the world of traditionalists for a couple of days (mostly of the Islamic fundamentalist bent) and I found a common theme. Universally, traditionalists feel strongly about the topics of marriage, "Social cohesion" and civilization at large; this could range from "Western civilization" to the "Ummah". They generally have a strong … Continue reading Addressing the Traditionalist Obsession with Family and Marriage.
An Anarchist response to Marxist-Leninists: On decentralisation.
A lot of the disagreements between Marxist-Leninists and anarchists ultimately comes down to a boring economic discussion on centralization and decentralization, and another equally boring discussion on national defense. Marxist-Leninists largely believe in a command economy, one which is centrally planned from the top-down; whereas anarchists believe in a federal, horizontal model from the bottom-up. … Continue reading An Anarchist response to Marxist-Leninists: On decentralisation.
Four transphobic quotes from JK Rowling’s Essay.
You can read JK Rowling's Essay here: https://www.jkrowling.com/opinions/j-k-rowling-writes-about-her-reasons-for-speaking-out-on-sex-and-gender-issues/ 1. "So I want trans women to be safe. At the same time, I do not want to make natal girls and women less safe. When you throw open the doors of bathrooms and changing rooms to any man who believes or feels he’s a woman" Interesting … Continue reading Four transphobic quotes from JK Rowling’s Essay.
The Arabian Peninsula & The Case for Radical Alternatives
Part I: Subservience & the Khaleejis. The Arabian Peninsula has been nomadic/Bedouin for most of its history. Resources were scarce, and tribes who accumulated fertile lands had overwhelming power over other families. The harsh reality of the region meant that other tribes didn’t have negotiation powers, but only the option of complete submission (to more … Continue reading The Arabian Peninsula & The Case for Radical Alternatives
Sexuality in the Arab World: A Horror Story
from the graphic novel Habibi by Craig Thompson In the Arab World (particular the Gulf region where I live), an open discussion on Sexuality is perhaps one of the most controversial things that could happen. Sex education is largely unheard of, non-marital sex is shunned upon, public affection is banned, and Homosexuality is illegal. The same … Continue reading Sexuality in the Arab World: A Horror Story
Bridging the gap between Leftists & Ex-Muslims
Alternative Title: Defending Muslims is amazing. Defending Islam is not. A lot of Western Leftists get particularly uncomfortable when Islam is criticized, but not without good reasons. They are concerned that Anti-Islam rhetoric would alienate religious allies, while it may also reinforce the talking-points of the Far-Right and their anti-Immigration agenda For the past year, I decided to turn my gears … Continue reading Bridging the gap between Leftists & Ex-Muslims
An Identity Political criticism of Identity Politics: On Racism & Cultural Appropriation
I’m updating this regularly. Last update was on February 2018. “The sign of a truly totalitarian culture is that important truths simply lack cognitive meaning and are interpretable only at the level of “Fuck You”, so they can then elicit a perfectly predictable torrent of abuse in response. We’ve long ago reached that level.” — Noam Chomsky … Continue reading An Identity Political criticism of Identity Politics: On Racism & Cultural Appropriation