Blog Archive – July, 2010
- July 04, 2010
“It’s just culture”, say those who elevate politics to an undeserved status within journalistic discourse. It’s a dismissal, like saying she's “just a housewife”. In both housewives and culture, the demotion derives from complete ignorance of what a wife really is and what culture really is.
It’s insulting, and meant to be so. Worse, the housewife and the presenter of culture often accept the dismissal. Not me.
EVERYTHING is political. Where you live, how you write, your social network, your tastes, what you listen to, where you holiday. Everything.
Because Tahrir does not devote our weekly hour to analyses of war strategies, definitions of shia and sunni, the latest declarations from Tel Aviv or Washington, or Charlie Rose’s chat with the head of a political party does not mean what we discuss is not political.
Politics is voice; it is empowerment; it is defining the debate; it is ourselves deciding what we value; it is rejecting those boxes others try to confine us to.[ Tahrir is about politics, anyway you look at it ]
I want to mention –women who are not in the cruel world but suffer behind bars –cages, if you will. Some of us are political –here because the Government has criminalized our actions or framed us –I call out to you to Remember and Cherish Marie Mason, a “green warrior”, Afra Siddique ” a heroine in her own Pakistan for her brave resistance”, and also Me–Still fighting, Still Struggling
Civil Rights Attorney Lynne Stewart,from prison
- a poem.. a song..
- Naomi Shihab Nye reads "Return"
America's award-winning poet, Naomi Shihab Nye Flash
- Qur'an Surat Al-Qaria
from 'Approaching The Qur'an' CD, reciter: Seema B. Gazi
- Book review
- Rajia Hassib's
In The Language of Miracles
reviewed by BNAziz.
- Tahrir Team
- Read about Reem Nasr in the team page.
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