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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 01 2011

I say burn the veil

The wonderful atheist Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy has called on men to veil in solidarity with women. Men in Iran have done this before as well [see featured photo - man's T-shirt says: down with patriarchy]. The veil’s oppressive; it’s a form of control. Rather than having men wear it too, we need to …

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Dec 01 2011

Gulnaz pardoned… so she can marry her rapist

Hamid Karzai is pardoning Gulnaz, the Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence after she was raped. But don’t get too excited. He is pardoning her so she can marry her rapist! According to a statement from the presidential palace, ‘As the both sides [Gulnaz and the rapist] have agreed to get married to each …

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Dec 01 2011

He won’t be too worried about his ‘honour’ after this

The boy asks his sister ‘where were you?’ She says ‘none of your business’. He’s says ‘it is my business’. See what happens after: Clearly, he’s not going to worry about his ‘honour’ ever again… (Via Ali Namazi in Facebook)

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