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Chally is a student by day, a freelance writer by night, a scary, scary feminist all the time, and a voracious reader whenever she has a spare moment. She also blogs at Zero at the Bone. Full bio here.
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6 Responses

  1. Melinda
    Melinda March 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm |

    After “thank you,” she says salam `alaykum, which is a greeting in Arabic. It literally means “Peace be upon you” but is used as “Hello” in Morocco and many other Arabic-speaking countries.

  2. Jennifer P
    Jennifer P March 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm |

    Wild applause.

    I get so tired of anti-choice forces claiming the moral high ground around the issues of contraception and abortion. I am a moral person, and I support comprehensive education and reproductive health care for women, because my moral code demands it.

  3. Alison
    Alison March 13, 2011 at 7:51 pm |

    Exactly, Jennifer. I get so frustrated with people who try to claim morality based on treating women like second-class citizens, like property. That’s no morality I know…it leads to pain and suffering and struggle.

    This was powerful, it’s always so refreshing to hear these things spoken strongly and proudly. I wish it happened more often, from more people! But I am thankful for those fighting this fight, and they help keep me motivated in it as well.

  4. Tony
    Tony March 15, 2011 at 12:44 am |

    She’s beautiful. I know that shouldn’t matter, but what the hell.

    Here is a link to the Millennium Development Goals #5

  5. PharaohKatt
    PharaohKatt March 20, 2011 at 8:16 am |

    Such a powerful and moving speech. It had me tearing up. Thank you for sharing.

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