This comic strip was feature in the Athens News and I thought it was appropriate to share, especially after learning about the bomb strikes in Yemen. I also remembered watching a video about drones and how they are protecting the lives of our troops. The video made the drones appear very accurate, claiming that […]Read more "A Not So Funny Cartoon"
Iran has recently received a lot of attention in regards to the possibility that they are building a nuclear weapon, increasing tensions with Israel. Another important issue involving Iran has been receiving less attention from mass media. Nasarin Sotoudeh Nasarin Sotoudeh, a member of the Defenders of Human Rights, the One Million Signatures Campaign to Change Discriminatory Laws Against Women, […]Read more "Free Nasarin Sotoudeh"
With the holiday season quickly approaching, one thing of things that has been on my mind is food. Usually around this time of year I start preparing to bake and cook an assortment of foods and desserts, but this year is a little different. A year ago I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, basically meaning […]Read more "Holiday Treats Part 1: Halloween"
A group on Facebook, The Uprising of Women in the Arab World, recently caught my attention. The page is a call to action for men and women to join together in order to fight the oppression of women in the Arab World and grant women the rights guaranteed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human […]Read more "Islam, Women, and Their Sexuality"
Last Wednesday, members of the Global Leadership Center along with Doctor Walid Raad and his students from Lebanese International University meet with Ohio University’s chapter of STAND, the student-led division of the United to End Genocide (formerly Genocide Intervention Network) in order to discuss the unrest taking place in Syria. At that time , the role […]Read more "Syrian Overspill"
In the West, many people associate Islam and the Middle East with women’s oppression. Islam itself does not perpetuate oppressive ideals against women, but laws and customs in many countries make women second-rate citizens and are even hateful toward women. With the occurrence of the Arab Spring; however, Arab women are fighting back. Lebanese women […]Read more "The Arab Spring: A Women’s Awakening"