USA. Take a look at this editorial by a young, black woman from a student newspaper. It's racist and sexistic, but that wasn't what I reacted to. When you ask a question at a lecture, is it secretly just your opinion ending with the phrase “do you agree?” If so, your name is something like … Continue reading Should Millennials Be allowed to Write?
SWEDEN. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held a speech yesterday for the European elections this May. He continued to warn about the huge threat society face from Nazis and the Alt-right. But don't worry, the Social Democrats will save us all. Somehow. The extreme right tries to consolidate in country after country, to release extreme nationalism on … Continue reading Löfven Stir up Conflicts
SWEDEN. It's believed that there's 38 000 girls and women in Sweden who have suffered FGM. And more and more of them are asking for help. At Söderhospital (Södersjukhuset) in Stockholm they have seen an increase in the amount of women who want their help by 80% in the last two years. They started their … Continue reading FGM Increase in Sweden
AFGHANISTAN. Promundo and UN Women made a survey where 2 000 men and women between the ages 18-59 got to answer questions. Some of them also took part of group interviews. When it come to womens rights 2/3 of the men and 1/3 of the women thought that women in Afghanistan had too many rights. … Continue reading Afghan women have too many Rights
Jenny Nordberg is a journalist and have often traveled to Afghanistan. While there she encountered a phenomenon called bacha posh where girls are being dressed as boys and then live like them for some years. Jenny started to investigate it and came into contact with families who practiced this and got to take part of their … Continue reading The underground girls of Kabul
February first is the day when Muslim women "voice their choice" and for others to show solidarity with them. The world unites to celebrate the practice of covering up girls and women in cloth. The challenge is to wear the hijab for 24 hours, but at the organizations website there's also more advanced challenges like … Continue reading No Hijab Day
USA. SWEDEN. The decision to permit abortions to the moment of birth in New York sparked debate all over the world. Even here where the majority is pro-abortion people are protesting (at home, by ourself as us Swedes do). But this isn't a new thing in America and it's more or less unknown for the … Continue reading The Culture of Death
SWEDEN. Muslim Masoud Kamali is a Professor of Sociology at the Mitt-University. Or 'was' is more accurate as he have left his job after a long conflict in which he threathened to kill the headmaster. During the time that Kamali has worked at the Mitt-University the lectures and research in the department have started to … Continue reading Islamist Professor finally Quits