Here’s a little taste of the articles i’ve been reading online lately. Firstly, i’ve been curious about what obama is gonna do as the new emperor of the world. I think it’s a good bet that the character of his appointees will indicate his direction. Along those lines, check out what Paul Craig Roberts has to say on Counterpoint. We can also see that outside of his personal policy advisors, obama is making moves to reassure big business that he’ll be thinking of them first.
Now, on the topic of patriarchy, there was a neat link from Feministing about working to change the sexist beliefs of men on campuses. Make sure you find the link at the bottom of that article that says “continue to next page”, otherwise it might appear to only be 1 page. It’s actually 4 pages, and a decent read. Maybe a little shy on details though. Next is a link from Muslimah Media Watch about the argument that patriarchy is not an inherent part of Islam, but rather a feature of local cultures in places where Islam is prominent. The article is called “Unpacking the culture argument“, and is quite interesting. They look at assumptions about western cultures (like ‘neutrality’, or even that the west is ‘culture free’), and how this influences westerner’s claims about other cultures. Somewhat short, but a worthwhile read.
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