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Gendar Apartheid

In 2005 I attended a conference in Montreal and presented a paper on The Discourse of Cultural Authenticity and the Impeding of Women’s Movements in

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Fault-Lines and Hem-Lines

Recently, an Iranian cleric, Kazem Sedighi, stated that it is women’s immodest clothing which leads to promiscuity and is responsible for earthquakes and other natural

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Uncle Hossein

First, let me begin by saying that I will not comment on Ramin Jahanbegloo because as far as I am concerned Jahanbegloo's comments or retractions

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Petition nation

every other day i receive a new petition to put my name to… so and so will be stoned to death in the next few

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A man and women’s rights

At bottom, the intellectual, in my sense of the word, is neither a pacifier nor a consensus-builder, but someone whose whole being is staked on

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We know: he’s a maniac

Last week, Iran's newly elected president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while addressing close to four thousand students at a Tehran conference entitled “The World Without Zionism,” called

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Pragmatic with patriarchy

At bottom, the intellectual, in my sense of the word, is neither a pacifier nor a consensus-builder, but someone whose whole being is staked on

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The sport of politics

There are no mentions of debt, social security, affordable housing, or education reform, and although elections in Iran have become a moot point for many

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I’m every woman

Sister, I see your photography for the first time, A random sampling on the news Sensitive and layered they reveal how you put your subject

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Canada & Kazemi

The latest development in the Zahra Kazemi story continues its two-year run of a theatre of the absurd. When the news first broke, almost two

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Entre nous

our shadows cast on the pavement always in step Hip Hop ever ready to move the gulf between does not widen and for this i

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Us vs. Us

I recently wrote an article on the much contested name of the body of water that lies between Saudi Arabia and Iran, better known as

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The gulf wars

Congratulations to the Iranian community for recently putting enough pressure on the National Geographic to recant its reference to the body of water between Saudi

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Lashes per dollar

Iran Canada Business Council (ICBC) held its annual general meeting in Tornto on Monday October 18. The seminar was titled, “Bilateral Relations and its Impact

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Last Tango with Tehran

The Kazemi verdict is in and no one is guilty. No one is guilty for the seventy-two hour detention, torture, and killing of a Canadian

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Sea of troubles

In act 3 scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Hamlet delivers his infamous existential monologue by beginning with a fundamental question, “to be or

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