Category Archives: World issues

48 pictures of something I wish wasn’t there

In 2011, I visited Ramallah in Occupied Palestine’s West Bank to attend a TEDx conference. I walked in the shadow of the wall that separates the West Bank from Israel. I took pictures of what I saw. Three years later,

48 pictures of something I wish wasn’t there

In 2011, I visited Ramallah in Occupied Palestine’s West Bank to attend a TEDx conference. I walked in the shadow of the wall that separates the West Bank from Israel. I took pictures of what I saw. Three years later,

Want to start a war? Just mention the Middle East.

People are being killed by the hundreds in Gaza while the rest of the world viciously debates who’s right and who’s wrong. Meanwhile, it seems little is actually being done to save lives on the ground. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

Want to start a war? Just mention the Middle East.

People are being killed by the hundreds in Gaza while the rest of the world viciously debates who’s right and who’s wrong. Meanwhile, it seems little is actually being done to save lives on the ground. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart

One, two and 49 per cent too many

A few days ago, 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was walking through a field in Pakistan when several men came upon her; they gang raped and strangled her, then hung her from a tree. They murdered her for no reason whatsoever.

One, two and 49 per cent too many

A few days ago, 20-year-old Muzammil Bibi was walking through a field in Pakistan when several men came upon her; they gang raped and strangled her, then hung her from a tree. They murdered her for no reason whatsoever.

10 Things I Loved About @TEDGlobal Day 1 via TED Live

I love TED. I have since I watched my first TED talk about eight years ago. And I’ve watched many, many, many others since. I’ve even spoken myself, at TEDxAjman, on the subject of gender parity on world stages.

10 Things I Loved About @TEDGlobal Day 1 via TED Live

I love TED. I have since I watched my first TED talk about eight years ago. And I’ve watched many, many, many others since. I’ve even spoken myself, at TEDxAjman, on the subject of gender parity on world stages.

More Truth. Less Tits & Ass Please.

“Ridiculous hey?” Saskatchewan University students quip about two-thirds of the way through their going-viral video on sexist advertising (see below). Well, yes. The fact that women continue to be objectified, sexualized (often violently), and unclothed (often appearing essentially naked) in

More Truth. Less Tits & Ass Please.

“Ridiculous hey?” Saskatchewan University students quip about two-thirds of the way through their going-viral video on sexist advertising (see below). Well, yes. The fact that women continue to be objectified, sexualized (often violently), and unclothed (often appearing essentially naked) in

Yes, @Facebook, it IS graphic violence (Trigger warning)

One of the issues central to the campaign to have violently misogynist and completely inappropriate content removed from Facebook is the question of what constitutes: hate speech or symbol graphic violence nudity or pornography Four paragraphs below this one is

Yes, @Facebook, it IS graphic violence (Trigger warning)

One of the issues central to the campaign to have violently misogynist and completely inappropriate content removed from Facebook is the question of what constitutes: hate speech or symbol graphic violence nudity or pornography Four paragraphs below this one is

I’m confused Facebook… (Trigger warning)

I was temporarily blocked from Facebook on Wednesday, May 22, for posting this image on my AmazingWomenRock Facebook page in support of the open letter campaign jointly spearheaded by Women, Action, & Media (WAM), The Everyday Sexism Project and writer/activist Soraya

I’m confused Facebook… (Trigger warning)

I was temporarily blocked from Facebook on Wednesday, May 22, for posting this image on my AmazingWomenRock Facebook page in support of the open letter campaign jointly spearheaded by Women, Action, & Media (WAM), The Everyday Sexism Project and writer/activist Soraya

Blocked for being a “bad girl?” (Trigger warning)

I was temporarily blocked from Facebook (i.e. access to my personal account and my four pages) on Wednesday, May 22. It happened after I posted content in support of an open letter demanding “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the

Blocked for being a “bad girl?” (Trigger warning)

I was temporarily blocked from Facebook (i.e. access to my personal account and my four pages) on Wednesday, May 22. It happened after I posted content in support of an open letter demanding “swift, comprehensive and effective action addressing the

What keeps us going?

Love and prayers going out to Oklahoma, Syria, Palestine, the whole of Africa, pretty much all of South America as well. Central America too. Ummm. Pakistan. Afghanistan. In fact, all of the “stan” countries. Ah what the hell, all of

What keeps us going?

Love and prayers going out to Oklahoma, Syria, Palestine, the whole of Africa, pretty much all of South America as well. Central America too. Ummm. Pakistan. Afghanistan. In fact, all of the “stan” countries. Ah what the hell, all of