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Female Genital Mutilation- Excavating Sharia Part 1

As a faith community, we are facing a serious crisis in human (and God given) rights violations. Many of those “in charge” are and have been misusing religious texts to cripple more than half of our population- women. 290 more words

Women In Islam

Gauri Shinde’s ‘Dear Zindagi’ - The great leveler

By Sanhita Chatterjee

A film with the best Bollywood stars should primarily entertain, right? But what if it does something more? What if it asks us to pay attention and get involved in the journey of a young independent girl? 1,767 more words

Feminism is Entirely Dependent on Men

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Feminism is Entirely Dependent on Men

In these politically-correct times, where women are, from time-to-time, privileged and promoted at the expense of men, one of the most fascinating truths that is still sub-consciously understood by most people, yet spoken of by nearly no one, is the fact that women, in essence, are… 1,101 more words


The Patriarchy in The Godfather

The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola is greatly patriarchal. A patriarchy is a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.  664 more words


Was Mary A Whore?

Before I begin, I need you to know that the above title is not some clever PR stunt or an attempt at being controversial and derogatory. 2,537 more words


Why I am a feminist

If you had asked me one year ago if I was a feminist, I would have laughed in your face. Then, I would have made some snarky comment about “not needing feminism” and that “I have equal rights.” Just reading that makes me cringe and floods me with the kind of regret that comes from saying something stupid to a person you admire. 869 more words

Social Issues

Dear Francis

The other day I made the grave error of engaging with a troll on The Internet. I know, I know, rookie mistake. But in my defense the only reason I got involved in the second place was because this guy (who we will call Francis) posted something I didn’t like in response to a (rather funny, if you ask me) joke that my uncle posted in the first place. 1,158 more words

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