Outrages and the Future of Free Speech

September 29, 2020

Naomi Wolf joins FO Talks to present her new book, "Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love," and the enormous outrage she experienced on social media over historical controversies in the book.

UK School Undergoes “Homophobia Test”

February 12, 2019

In a Birmingham primary school, young children learn to accept homosexuality within the context of an equality-led curriculum, but parents are outraged. Parkfield Primary School in the inner-city area of Birmingham, UK, has around 98% Muslim students. It is geographically located near secondary...

Africa and the West: Revising the Rules of Engagement

March 16, 2014

The West needs to let Africa take charge of its own destiny. Lately, some African countries have signed anti-gay legislations. The consequence has been retribution from the West in the form of withdrawal of aid and vilification in international media. Other countries outside Africa took similar...

Nigeria: Criminalizing Homosexuality

September 10, 2013

Same-sex marriage legislation in Nigeria violates constitutional principles. Freedom of self-expression is a fundamental right that is almost synonymous with the notion of modern democracy. An examination of the struggle for independence of colonized nations from their colonial masters, of...

Morocco: No Democracy Without Guaranteeing Individual Liberties

June 05, 2013

Kacem El Ghazzali, a well-known atheist Moroccan blogger, analyzes different campaigns to promote individual freedoms in Morocco, what impact the constitutional changes had, and what the country needs. Today, we are talking about instilling the values of democracy and human rights, going beyond...

Colombia: A Step Back for Gay Marriage

May 19, 2013

A campaign against discrimination has been launched by gay activists in Colombia. Denying civil rights to a specific group in society, resembles the struggle against anti-Semitism and the African-American civil rights movement. In 2005, the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero...