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nasheen @nasheen ?

active 1 year, 4 months ago
  • nasheen commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Susan Rice selected as National Security Advisor   1 year, 4 months ago · View

    As assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Rice refused to call the genocide in Rwanda what it was. She has not criticized Paul Kagame’s (a former client from her consulting days) support of terrorists in the Congo where woman are brutally raped and murdered each day. She has an immense amount of wealth invested [...]

  • nasheen commented on the blog post Clinton says “culture” is no excuse for female genital mutilation   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I agree with Secretary Clinton and the author that culture is no excuse for FGM. But if culture is no excuse for this practise in Africa and beyond, why is our culture that so rigorously polices women’s bodies and sexuality a legitimate excuse for FGM in North America? When women are so shamed as to [...]

  • nasheen commented on the blog post “Careless talk costs lives”: On Fat Talk Free Week   4 years ago · View

    I think the intention behind this is really great, but it’s worth noting that calling negative self-talk “fat talk” and aiming to be “fat talk free” serves to further the idea that fat is bad or shameful. While the week obviously serves the direct opposite purpose, the label of “fat talk” suggests that talking about [...]

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