Stories from Opinion

  • 3 years ago

    Misconceptions of feminism

    OCTOBER 23 ― In recent weeks while I was browsing my timelines on Twitter and Facebook, I have seen many people on social media bashing the feminist movement, labelling it...

  • 4 years ago

    Rape is everyone's problem

    JULY 28 ― Lately, my timeline on Twitter has been filled with talk about rape, why it happens and how we can prevent it. What I realised is that most of the discussions...

  • 4 years ago

    Respect is to be earned, not demanded

    JULY 7 — Now that it is the fasting month, I have seen many posts where Muslims have demanded respect from non-Muslims in the way they dress. Non-Muslims were also told not...

  • 4 years ago

    Understanding sex and gender

    JULY 1 ― Growing up, we were indirectly taught to see the world as black and white. Whether we know it or not, we actually have a very dualistic conceptualisation of human...

  • 4 years ago

    Why doubt is essential to faith

    JUNE 18 -- Two weeks ago, I discovered a TED talk by Lesley Hazleton (writer of The First Muslim) titled "The doubt essential to faith." When I found this video, I felt renewed...

  • 4 years ago

    Are we falling into religious fundamentalism?

    JUNE 2 — “Muslim fundamentalism is an ideology which stands against choice, hope, change, and humanity. Islamism is a danger for the Muslim population. It is a danger...

  • 4 years ago

    I am a woman, and I am afraid

    MAY 4 — A week ago, All Women’s Action Society and DAP Damansara Utama assemblywoman Yeo Bee Yin launched a rape awareness campaign with the tagline...

  • 4 years ago

    Why I am against institutionalised religion

    APRIL 20 — I think I have, on many occasions, explained that I do not like using the term “religion” all that much. I prefer to substitute it with...

  • 4 years ago

    When a university invades a student’s privacy... to save her soul

    APRIL 10 ― It was early in the morning and I had already received some appalling news from a good friend of mine. The administrators of her university had hauled her in to...

  • 4 years ago

    Hudud Bill: Nothing to do with religion, everything to do with politics

    APRIL 4 — “Politics aside! As a Muslim, you have to accept Hudud no matter what! Again, politics aside!” Every time I say I do not agree with the implementation...