My volunteering experience and why volunteering is good for you!
Month: November 2018
Prisons – necessary evil?
Now - the biggest name I can think of, who spoke out against prisons, is Angela Davis. Whether we talk about prisons as a business or a correctional facility, we have to ask ourselves, whether prisons work. Yes, prisons are businesses in the US, so making sure, they are stocked up with "criminals", makes money!… Continue reading Prisons – necessary evil?
I’ve started reading “Can We All Be Feminists?”, which is an anthology of essays by women with very different backgrounds. The first two essays are about the writers' struggles with feminism and it kind of took me back to the past. Growing up as a teen, I was a devout Muslima, a hijabi even. This… Continue reading Finding feminism
Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to
This book is quite a compelling read. It’s about a woman who fights poverty and misogyny in Saudi Arabia. The first word which comes to my mind is otherworldly. It gives an insight into what growing up and life is like as a poor woman in Saudi Arabia. Even though I’m a Muslim myself and… Continue reading Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to
Today, November 8th, is #Intersexdayofsolidarity. While I can't say much about it, I'd like to link to some sources, that raise awareness and can give you a bit of an insight. Intersex means that you are born with an anatomy that doesn't fit typical binary notions of female and male bodies. A good read is… Continue reading #Intersexdayofsolidarity