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Tag Archive: women’s rights

Sep 06 2013

We too yearn for freedom

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The outrage over the attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending girls’ education; the mass protests against Islamists for the assassination of Socialist leader Chokri Belaid and Amina Tyler’s topless activism in Tunisia where she wrote “My body is not the source of your honour” and “fuck your …

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Jul 08 2013

Rights within Islamic context? Thanks but no thanks

Here is my speech on Secularism as a right and historical task at Atheist Ireland’s Empowering Women through Secularism in Dublin: “The rest of us must live under sharia law – even in Europe – and be grateful for the veil as a ‘right’ and ‘choice’. We are only allowed freedom and rights within the …

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May 26 2013

Secularism is my right; freedom is my culture

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Below is my speech at the May 2013 Women in Secularism conference in Washington DC. Participants joined in an action to defend Amina Tyler, Imad Iddine Habib, Bangladesh’s bloggers and Alex Aan (photo on left).   * The outrage over the attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending …

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