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Does the Quran really allow the beating of women?

By : Edip Yuksel

The verse 4:34 of the Quran orders believers to beat their wives; so, Islam is a male dominant religion.” Many of us have heard this criticism from Christians, atheists, agnostics, etc. 1,519 more words


Befriend the ugliness in our souls

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My plea, my desire, my one wish above all others.  Show me Your cracked and scarred inner face, oh Dark and Dominant Master, and force me to reveal mine. 113 more words


‘Listen to survivors’ and the fetishisation of experience

The debate over Amnesty International’s draft policy supporting the decriminalisation of sex work has been heated. Although the organisation developed the policy following extensive research with sex workers and consultation with key stakeholders, … 941 more words

venuscallipyge reblogged this on Venus' Veils and commented:

I am a "survivor" who had traumatic experiences during my time as a survival sex worker who was also trafficked on more than one occasion by multiple pimps (aka "pimples"). Even so, it is crystal clear that the "Nordic Model" increase of criminalization (and the corresponding unwillingness to allow for the possibility that there might be a proportion of sex workers who are NOT trafficked, along with shutting out THEIR voices in legislation over their bodies and human rights from the debates on this topic) - well I can just walk a few blocks to my old track, talk to any of the women who ARE trafficked, and I can give you MANY clear examples of how the "End Demand" legislation has made their lives A LOT worse, a lot more DANGEROUS, a lot more HARMFUL to what little wellbeing they have left. Trafficking is a form of domestic violence, as trafficking is carried out among the adult women I have seen, which is the majority of sex work that takes place where it is visible. FORCING domestic violence victims to get "help" (as the diversion programs for prostitutes in my state is called) has NEVER helped any domestic violence victim! If legislators REALLY want to help adult trafficking victims and, at the same time, not INCREASE victimization and decimate the basic human rights of non-trafficked CONSENSUAL sex workers, they have to INCLUDE voices of ALL SEX WORKERS, not just cherry-picked survivor stories, but also survivor stories like mine (yes I was a sex trafficking victim, but I still support decriminalization and legalization of consensual sex work), and the stories of the larger percentage of sex workers, who are NOT TRAFFICKED.

time to make a new world and to stop believing in these false gods and prophets and purveyors of loser culture…


literature has been dominated by men for a long time. 751 more words


The History of Pakistani Feminism Part II| Saeed Khan Rangeela

“One of the first pioneers of women’s liberation in Pakistan was actually a man from film industry Lollywood” 

As our local feminists Shehla Zia, Saima Sarwar and others burned dupattas on the roads of Lahore and protested publicly elsewhere in the country, there was someone we need to not forget in the history of Pakistani feminism.  754 more words

Feminism Corner

Separation of Witch and State

During the 2004 campaign, NPR put up a fascinating juxtaposition of the two candidates on the campaign trail: John Kerry speaking before a thoughtful gathering of the League of Women’s Voters, and George Bush standing with sleeves rolled up and arms raised in front of a crowd of raucously cheering Republicans. 767 more words


The Penis as Passport

Earlier this month, Lebanese T.V presenter, Ms Rimi Karaki cut short a live interview with a London-based Sunni Muslim male, Mr ‘Sheik’ Hani Al Sebai. He was supposed to be a scholar but, as he meandering away for over a minute from the question that had been put to him, as he failed to perceive her uncomfortable shifts in posture as cues for him to move on, Ms Karaki politely asked him to focus on the present day situation. 1,278 more words

Reading Holy Books