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Sherry Jones: It's Not Islam, It's Hegemony

Red Room | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Red Room

Why do women wear the veil if Islam doesn't dictate it? The answer is simple. Hegemony. Patriarchal Muslim culture tells women that they should hide themselves from the eyes of men, and women buy into the notion.

Yale Chickens Out On Academic Freedom

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

A book entitled The Cartoons That Shook The World is being published without any of the cartoons in the book. It's the latest in a long series of Western reactions to violent threats to freedom of expression.

If You Experience An Election Lasting More Than...

Alison Teal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alison Teal

The debates are over but the campaign goes on and on... and on. We need it to be over, but there's still so much to be done. And will it even be over when it's over?

We Should Never Scrap Books Out of Fear of Fanatics

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Ask enough tough questions, and faith is less likely to inspire people to kill and die for it. But doubtful Muslims, and the atheists who support them, are being prevented from following this path.