Archive For January 29, 2019

The Divisive Factor

The Divisive Factor

The political polarization is dividing America; people no longer merely disagree with each other but actually hate those those who are on the other side of the political spectrum. Why has the political discourse become so poorly fragmented? When did it start? Did the 2016 election set off an emotional fury that’s just down spiralling?…

Western Feminism Cannot Help Third World Women

Western Feminism Cannot Help Third World Women

First of all, I am very aware of my privilege. I just hesitate to go along with any social indoctrination without questioning it. I believe we need to be able to express disagreements without resorting to tribal insults. Isn’t that what empowerment is all about? Free expression? First world feminists – and I’m aware of the fact that I’m making generalizations now – but most…

Gillette Controversy

Gillette Controversy

It’s the age of #MeToo, and everyone wants to galvanize the moment and be part of the conversation. Procter and Gamble’s Gillette is no exception. The company has released a new advert which is not about shaving, but about male behavior. The company’s new advert highlights various manifestations of toxic masculinity, followed by a harmony of…

#IDONTBELIEVE

#IDONTBELIEVE

Disclaimer: I believe feminism is needed in some parts of the world and I believe all and any sexual assault allegations must be taken seriously. What I do not believe in, however, is feminism which promotes exemptions for women, which brings me back to what I want to discuss today. What we witnessed with the…