On Blackness – Ligia Lewis: minor matter (2016)

Blackness is certainly not an easy topic to write about, especially for an author who is not black himself. I have watched Ligia Lewis’ minor matter three times since January but I have been very hesitant to analyze it, because it is important for black writers and black activists to be at the center of the discourse […]

Can Pornography Be Feminist?

Pornography appears to be the nemesis of feminism. It is an industry that is unabashed in its upholding of patriarchy and misogyny, blatantly banishing the figure of the woman to a commodity to be looked at, to be exploited for sexual pleasure, and yet the woman is the first one to be excluded as a masturbatory viewer/ […]

Free speech… for whom?

Free speech is an illusion. Free speech is a trap. Let me start there. *** Last night, I was involved in an Facebook catfight discussion where I got called out for supporting the violent protest breaking out at UC Berkeley, something that I have been openly vocal about in one of my previous posts. I was […]

On protest, change and violence – Why I marched?

I attended the Women’s March in New York City yesterday to protest against the hateful rhetoric directed towards the most disenfranchised groups of people in the American society, which was propelled into the public’s sphere by the one and only Donald Trump. “Why?”, my mom exclaimed, struggling to grasp my recent political outbursts, “You’re not gonna […]