#MeToo: Power, Let’s Talk About It

Feb 27, 2020

This is a story I have been sitting on for over a year, trying to get it right. It is a story about womanhood, immigration, my remarkably uneventful experience of dating R. Kelly, and the intersection between the American pop culture and the #MeToo movement. Let me start by saying that it took...

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?
Dec 23, 2019

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight
Dec 21, 2019

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India
Dec 18, 2019

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Dec 17, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given Jeremy Corbyn a good old-fashioned thumping. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of 650 in Parliament, gaining 47. They smashed the “red wall” of solid Labour seats in northern England. The Johnson-led Conservatives achieved the highest vote swing...

Will Colombia See a #MeToo Revolution?

Will Colombia See a #MeToo Revolution?

Over the last several weeks, Colombia has been making international headlines as social protest engulfed the country. On November 25 — the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women — hundreds of Colombian women went out into the streets to claim their rights and shine a...

How International Media Cover Kashmir

How International Media Cover Kashmir

Dec 17, 2019

Four months after India’s abrogation of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, different reports on the situation have emerged from national and international media. Indian media have focused on the return of normalcy in the region with limited mention of the human rights violations...

Why Liars Win Elections

Why Liars Win Elections

Dec 16, 2019

The vast majority of voters got it right. They knew that Thursday’s election could only produce a meaningless result, and they acted in consequence. Although unambiguous, the result answers no questions, but opens up new ones. To anyone with an understanding of historical processes, the idea...

Are There Still Safe Passages Left for Men?

Are There Still Safe Passages Left for Men?

Dec 14, 2019

In Adam Shankman’s film, “What Men Want,” Taraji P. Henson’s character solicits a compliment from a man. “My ass doesn’t look good in this skirt?” she asks rhetorically. The man replies, “In the current cultural climate it feels inappropriate for me to comment on your body.”...

The Extremes Win Today’s Elections

The Extremes Win Today's Elections

Dec 13, 2019

The outcome of the election in the United Kingdom is just one more piece of evidence of a pernicious trend that has increasingly infested liberal democracies — extreme polarization. While it will take some time to get a complete picture of what happened, one thing is clear: The result of the...

The Fight Is Not Over in the UK

The Fight Is Not Over in the UK

Dec 13, 2019

The morning after the night before is always a difficult moment. In taking stock of what happened in Britain on December 12, a multitude of raw emotions and feelings rush around in the mind. The old adage that the opposition never wins elections, but it is the government that loses them, could...

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

The Truth and Lies of the UK General Election

Dec 12, 2019

Britain is gripped by election fever. The polls suggest voters are as divided as ever. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Tories face accusations of Islamophobia. Jeremy Corbyn is seemingly the face of acute and widely-held antisemitism in the Labour Party. For some, Corbyn is an...

Can Anything Unite the United Kingdom?

Can Anything Unite the United Kingdom?

Dec 11, 2019

For all its complexity, everyone understands what the US is. But what is the United Kingdom? Most people around the world have never quite understood what geographical and political unity is referred to in its name. Nor do they understand the question of where its boundaries are located....

The End of Liberal Britain?

The End of Liberal Britain?

Dec 11, 2019

This UK general election campaign has been an emotional roller coaster for the Liberal Democrats. In fact, 2019 has been a massively emotional year for the party, and if polls or the betting market are anything to go by, it promises to be even more emotional — perhaps painful — on December 13....

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