by Ethar El-Katatney
So New York’s sewers are going bust. Because people are flushing butt wipes down the toilets.
When I was 19, I stood on stage and talked about being propositioned by a university professor. I said he was a dirty old man and repeated some of the choice phrases women hear every day in the streets of Egypt.
by Zainab bint Younus
I’m a writer, a feminist, and an orthodox Muslim (Salafi, to be precise).
I have a fondness for all that is goth, (steam)punk, and Batman. I’m obsessed with leather biker jackets. I’m loud…
Death has been following me around lately.
It’s difficult to explain. But I’ve been feeling his presence a lot more these days. Lurking around. Waiting.
A friend of mine didn’t wake up a couple of weeks ago. Dead at 29. I’d just spent…
Five free-thinkers in Bangladesh were killed in 2015. Four more in April 2016 alone. Such killings have almost…
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