Topic: Islam

Joyce Carol Oates Is In Trouble For Blaming Egypt’s Sexual Harassment And Assault Problems On Islam

Joyce Carol Oates Is In Trouble For Blaming Egypt's Sexual Harassment And Assault Problems On Islam

Despite various detractors who thought it would spell the death of long-form thought, Twitter has proven a useful tool in many circumstances. It’s a great way to track world events from multiple P.O.V.s as they unfold, it helps us bloggers figure out what our readers are discussing, and it’s a great place to practice your snappy one-liners. Perhaps one thing Twitter is not good for is discussing the complex religious and cultural factors that go into perpetuating rape culture around the world. More »

Kashmir’s First All-Female Rock Band Disbands Due To Threats, Cleric-Issued Fatwa

Kashmir's First All-Female Rock Band Disbands Due To Threats, Cleric-Issued Fatwa

Sometimes, we become so accustomed to our country’s musicians and their ability to essentially play whatever they want whilst wearing whatever they want, it can be easy to forget that there are still millions and millions people globally who do not have that right. When it comes to musical freedom, women are often the ones most pushed down by the government and traditional values, oftentimes being legally silenced or worse. More »