Tag Archive: Taslima Nasrin

Jun 30 2013

Yes I am a whore

Throughout the ages, dissenting women have always been called whores. I know I have many times. My response? “Yes, yes, I am a whore…” Read below Taslima Nasrin’s poem called “You go Girl”, which she read out during her speech at Atheist Ireland’s Dublin conference “Empowering Women Through Secularism” (and which by the way made …

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Apr 16 2013

Hands off our freethinkers!


Celebrated Turkish pianist and atheist Fazil Say has been given a 10-month suspended sentence for Twitter comments “insulting Islam”. He will face imprisonment if he “re-offends” and has shut down his Twitter account. His Tweets included a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy: “You say …

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Mar 10 2013

We are not free until all women are free


I’m back from Germany. The International Women’s Day event in Frankfurt was wonderful! Here are some photos of the event. You can find my speech here. Videos of the speeches will follow. Unfortunately Taslima Nasrin and Nawal El-Sadaawi couldn’t make it. Below are their messages to the conference: Dear friends! My Iranian sisters. You are so …

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Apr 08 2012

Taslima and the Burqa

Taslima Nasrin has joined us on Freethoughtblogs! Can things get any better? If you haven’t visited her blog yet, please do. Her post today is called ‘Let’s Burn the Burqa’. Oh, yes please. And while we are at it can we ban it too? Oh and before the post-modernist left and defenders of multi-culturalism and religion …

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