Category: Politics

Caught in a bad romance

I wrote not too long ago in semi-defense of the Twilight books, mentioning that part of the backlash against them was rooted in sexism. I hate that argument. I like dresses and makeup and boys, and I’m still a feminist.…

How to Know You’re Dating a Racist

In response to this atrocious piece about How to Date an Indian (Make daal! Watch Bollywood movies! Learn a phrase in Hindi! Dance!), Samhita gives us a helpful guide to know if you’re dating a racist. Basically, if you just…

Muslim Women on Sex and the City 2

In light of yesterday’s discussion of SatC, I thought I’d direct your attention to Muslimah Media Watch’s discussion of the film. If any non-Arab, non-Muslim readers are itching to say (or repeat), “Well, I don’t think it’s racist, and my…

On the Flotilla Disaster

I’m not going to write too much about this, but here a few articles that may be of interest: Peter Beinart, not exactly an uber-liberal, writes that we shouldn’t blame the Israeli commandos for the flotilla disaster; we should look…