Around a year ago Mona Eltahawy started #MosqueMeToo. A Pakistani woman, Sabica Khan, wrote a Facebook post about her awful experience at the holy mosque in Mecca. To support her Mona started #MosqueMeToo and tweeted about her experience with sexual assault during hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage. Me too! I was there for umrah and I… Continue reading #mosquemetoo
Imagine you were born a Muslim. Imagine, you renounced Islam. You don’t live in Germany, nor in the UK. You don’t even live in the US or another secular country. You live in Saudi Arabia, where renouncing Islam can cost your life. What would you do? Would you say it out loud? Really? You would,… Continue reading Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun and her roar for liberty
Why did I pick this book as a lecture? There’s something about Zainab Salbi, that I admire. Her calm, positive and cheerful way of interviewing and talking to people. Her openness. She has a series on #metoo, where she even gives a voice to the accused. I feel inspired by her approach of looking at… Continue reading Review of Freedom Is An Inside Job – Zainab Salbi
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?
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