Egyptians toppled a dictator, but they did not topple a regime. They may ultimately prevail, but it isn’t going to be a matter of quick and seamless transition. The revolution is not over.
Despite the beautiful images of symbolic unity of Muslims and Christian Egyptian citizens, the current forces of power in Egypt—whether they are the media, military police, or transitional government leaders—still exhibit shameless racism against the Coptic minority.
I have to wonder why our reaction to the actions of desperate protesters is so much greater than our reaction to the continuing violence perpetrated by societies.
Why are so many men so very angry with women? Where does this fixation come from, this weird sense of entitlement to sex and attention from women?
What I keep coming back to, however, isn’t the mystery of Estemirova’s death, but that which is most obvious about it.
Considering that incidents of violence against the Asian community are still occurring it seems to be premature to issue praise.
As they lay there, inert, the other women shouted, “Cowards, answer! Answer for the lashes!”
Well, I wouldn’t tell anyone to “go to hell” if I was indifferent to them either – but it doesn’t mean I’m madly in love.
Young women and men in the former Soviet Union are encouraged not to be too clever nowadays – if you want to write, stick to writing for the tabloids. Anything more profound can get you killed.
As Grant lay in handcuffs, a man charged with maintaining law and order murdered him in broad daylight. What makes this incident unique is not that it occurred, but that it was caught on tape.