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Apr 16 2014

Choice Implies Equal Value

This one’s from Barbara Loe Fisher at USA Today. 

Rather puzzling that the USA Today is giving a platform to a dangerous viewpoint.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15 2014

Not Even Gail Simone is Safe

https://twitter.com/GailSimone/status/456082673656557568

For those who don’t know who Gail Simone is?  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15 2014

Age of Kali – The Doll

Gudiya means doll.

Warning!

TW – Rape, Child Molestation
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Apr 15 2014

A Voice for Me – It’s not Racism if you don’t know the Context

Racism against Asians gets a free ride.

Oh come now, we know this. For the most part the face of Asians is either Chinese or Indians (if we ever do get considered as being in Asia.), and we are generally considered an acceptable target for two very simple reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14 2014

Foundation Beyond Belief’s First National Conference Needs You

To show up!  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 14 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and CAIR

I am torn, on the one side I am aware of the excesses of Islam and the need to combat its excesses. On the other side I am aware of the right wing talking points with regards to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and some of the things she has said. I disagree with her all or nothing stances because all or nothing does not work, but I disagree with the silencing tactics of CAIR. I think she should be allowed to speak and should be given her honorary degree.

Being an ex-Muslim is hard. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has arguably had it hard but does that excuse her willingness to deal with the right and in particular be the darling of the far right? That’s the major issue here.

I grew up in the Middle East. I may be British but I lived there as my parents worked there. I have been to Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia. I transit in the UAE regularly but that doesn’t really count. And I sort of disagree with her. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13 2014

Witch-Hunter Apostle in the UK

We have written about Helen Ukpabio before. For those who are unaware of this issue?

Culture and Religion sometimes intermingle in unexpected ways. We often don’t realise how the adoption of a new idea will work. Sometimes you get curry, the combination of new world ingredients and asian spices.

Sometimes you get Witchhunters.

Warning!

Contains descriptions of witchcraft related torture in Africa and the UK. Contains a Christian Horror Movie Video.

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Apr 13 2014

Islamic Economics of Sex

This one was particularly idiotic. I had written a fair few articles decrying the Burkha and Niqab. Listen, I don’t mind that it’s a cultural outfit in many parts of the Middle East. I don’t mind that it is a choice for some women.

But for most women the choice is very biased. You are free to wear the Burkha or be a dirty slut who is sullied by the fact that light from the sun/artificial light source has bounced off you and dared to enter the eye of a man. Oh it’s not spoken of like that but the implicit notion is that the mere shape of a woman is enticement to sin.

If all things being equal, then the Burkha would be worn like my Sherwani, it is not. It is part of the system that Islam uses to control women. Maybe one day it will be a fashion choice, but right now it is not.

There are many feminists who defend it, to which I say “the day the Burkha becomes a Fashion Choice is the day I agree with you, but right now? It’s a weapon that kills promise and achievement”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12 2014

Photography – Where I work

I work in the “third world”. I work in India. And since I got a “New Camera” I figured I should start uploading pictures to here once in a while. These are some old ones I found. I promise that I will take better ones! Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12 2014

Spin Doctor – Pro-life and the Glorification of Gore

Warning!

Trigger Warning – Contains medical procedure and video of surgery and a “spun” description of it to make it sound worse. If you aren’t comfortable? Please skip this. There is a point to the gruesome.
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