On the public discourse of polygamy and polyandry

Several weeks ago, I went to a lecture/discussion panel called “Muslim Feminist” at SOAS in London. This event was organised by the Malaysian Progressives United Kingdom. The topic of discussion was the compatibility of Islam and feminism - or at least the perception of its compatibility. The speakers both spoke about how Western feminists often …

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International Women’s Day: A Tribute To The Women In My Life

With the celebration of international female icons today as well as shining light on the underprivileged women on this Earth, I’d like to take this opportunity to write a small tribute to the unacknowledged female heroes in my life. Firstly, and most importantly, my mother. I’m sorry I was ever so difficult to deal with …

A New Wave

After a long hiatus of exams, university applications, catching up on life and more importantly books, I feel armed with new ideas and new experiences to restart this platform of mine. Reflecting on the past year or so, I've primarily focused on gender issues and racial issues as a third party observer attempting a fair …