Published May 22, 2013
People who think, write, and speak out, are now being attacked for their ideas, not only on the page, but in very ugly and economically and physically violent ways.
Published May 30, 2012
Texas-born Patricia (“Tissie”) Said, the mother of Amina Said and Sarah Said, who were shot to death by their Egyptian father in the United States, should long ago have been charged as an accomplice in their honor killing.
Published February 07, 2012
One would have hoped for no further dirt. But the shameful story of White House intern Mimi Alford and President John F. Kennedy leaves us hoping that President Kennedy would have been a gentleman not an arrogant Prince of the realm.
Published January 29, 2012
Although some have called for a special “honor killing” law, it is important to note that the Shafias were tried and convicted under existing Canadian law. They were not tried for committing a culturally approved “honor killing,” but for having conspired to commit a cold-blooded and pre-planned murder on Canadian soil.
Published August 05, 2011
Updated for the 21st century, "Mothers on Trial" attempts to break the false stereotype that mothers receive preferential treatment over fathers in custody battles.
Published July 12, 2011
Just as we expect men to be violent, we do not expect women, especially mothers, to be violent, and certainly not violent towards their own young and helpless children. That is why the Casey Anthony trial has gotten such a response from the public.
Published July 08, 2011
Even if the mother is in emotional free fall, she must become a hard-headed pragmatist. A women expects her husband to be her protector not her most dangerous enemy. But when war erupts, many women do not know how to fight to win.
Published May 08, 2011
Becoming a mother—giving birth to or raising another precious human being—changes you as nothing else can. You are pitched, head-long and feet-first into a parallel universe, a new way of life, a craft, a passion which tempers and deepens all those who engage in it.
Published April 18, 2011
The face-veil (niqab or burqa) presents both a security and health risk to others. It is a human rights violation in my view.
Published March 08, 2011
While I believe in cultural diversity but I am not a multi-cultural relativist. That's why, as a woman and a feminist, I have taken a strong stand against the persecution of Muslim women and dissidents.