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Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Taliban Tube

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Genocide, Indians, Indians - American, Pakistan, Slavery, Taliban, Women's Rights

Taliban Warriors

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Women's Rights

Panty Tree

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Immigration, Mexico, Poetry - GTC, Prostitution, Slavery, Women's Rights

Male Hijab

some men hide from each other in hijabs

Also posted in Islam, Middle East, Poetry - GTC, Religion, Women's Rights

Free and Happy in Saudi Arabia

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Islam, King Abdullah, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Women's Rights, Yemen

Iraqi Women

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Iraq, Prostitution, Sex, Women's Rights

My So-Called Enemy

You’re invited. Tune in to “My So-Called Enemy” in the summer of 2002 at a retreat in gentrified New Jersey where for ten days teenage girls from Israel and Palestine are gathered to discuss their lives, seek common ground, and learn conflict resolution skills. The latter two goals are challenging. It’s the second year of […]

Also posted in Ariel Sharon, Bay Area, Documentaries, Israel, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Middle East, Movies, Palestine, Women's Rights, Yasser Arafat

Budrus 2099

I’m tired of my parents telling me how lucky I am to live in a country with the highest per capita income in the world. I’m bored with reminders that life is infinitely easier for me than it was for my great grandparents. Too often I must endure the same stories about how they risked […]

Also posted in Bay Area, Documentaries, Israel, Jewish Film Festival, Jews, Middle East, Movies, Palestine, Women's Rights

Avoiding Rape

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Islam, Religion, Sex, Women's Rights

Afghan Women Combat Barbaric Laws

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Islam, Rape, Women's Rights

Taliban Oscar

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Women's Rights

Breaking the Fast of Ramadan

Dawn till dusk Ramadan adherents forsake food, drink, sex, and destructive behavior to “cleanse bodies and souls, empathize with less fortunate, embrace self-purity and self-restraint, cut themselves off from worldly conflicts, and focus on purpose of life by constantly being aware of God.” Month of rigor ends with consumption of dates followed by feast. Afterward […]

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Islam, Religion, Women's Rights

Admadinejad Debates George W. Bush

This story is from the collection “Echoes from Saddam Hussein”

Also posted in George W. Bush, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Nuclear Weapons, Rape, Women's Rights