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Equality, Social Media

Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Before abortion was legalized in Nepal in 2002, “up to one-fifth of incarcerated women were convicted of abortion-related crimes” and “more than half of maternal deaths during the one-year study period [was attributed] to abortion-related complications.”

Now we have a pro-life Christian organization with 32K strong volunteers, and hospitals run by a Christian organization most likely staffed by also conservative pro-life Christian doctors who follow their religion’s narrow dictates when it comes to abortion. . . . → Read More: Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Qatar, Qatar Academy, Social Media

Qatar…From Afar: What Others Saw vs. What I Was Going Though

Reading Time: 9 minutes The first month and a half back in Nepal following my ordeal in Qatar, I discovered a lot of people, both on social media and outside, who were interested in what I had to say and did. The attention, while flattering, made me quite uncomfortable, and at times embarrassed. But while on social media I gave the impression of doing decent enough job of moving on with my life, internally and also in my daily life, I was struggling greatly. With hardly any emotional and social support, I was having to deal with that on my own, by myself. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: What Others Saw vs. What I Was Going Though

Social Media

My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last January I decided to drastically cut down on my social media activism in Nepal. Additionally, I also decided to cull my Facebook friend list and make my Facebook posts viewable only by friends. Four months later, I came across yet another reason to do that. . . . → Read More: My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Equality, Social Media

Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

Reading Time: 6 minutes The combination of a highly patriarchal society and an abysmally poor quality of education in Nepal means that boys and men view girls and women as inferior and treat them as such. One such example is viewing them as the culpable party for when they become victims of violence, as happened on social media over an incident involving the rape of an Australian woman by a Nepali man. . . . → Read More: Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

Social Media

USA: A Rigged System For The Benefit of The Rich?

Reading Time: 9 minutes November 8, 2012: it had just been two days since the re-election of President Obama in the US. That day, I shared, on Facebook, how who is in the White House doesn’t make a real difference to the US and the world. I argued that regardless of who is in that House in Washington DC, because the systems in place are completely rigged and those who control, run, and enforce them are corrupt, a significant percentage of the American and world population will continue to suffer.

Here’s a reproduction of that Facebook post and the interesting discussion I had underneath it with friends, interesting especially now since the election of Trump to the same office! . . . → Read More: USA: A Rigged System For The Benefit of The Rich?

Social Media

“We Cannot use Western paradigms and values to judge Nepali customs and mores.”

Reading Time: 5 minutes Something I have been curious to learn more about for a while: Why are Nepalis so defensive when it comes to comments about, or criticisms of, their beliefs or cultural practices? And why is one of the objections always, “You can’t view it through Western lenses”? Here’s an example of one such instance which got me scratching my head…again. . . . → Read More: “We Cannot use Western paradigms and values to judge Nepali customs and mores.”

Social Media

“Believing is Seeing!”

Reading Time: 3 minutes A twitter user sees in charts showing the breakdown of beauty pageant contestants, winners and judges, what he believes about the kind of person I am. . . . → Read More: “Believing is Seeing!”

Social Media

Why Do Nepali Men Struggle to Admit Their Mistake AND Apologize?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have noticed Nepali men rarely admit their mistakes; forget about apologizing for them. Why is that? I am really curious to know. . . . → Read More: Why Do Nepali Men Struggle to Admit Their Mistake AND Apologize?

Social Media

Qasim Rashid: ‘A bigot challenged me to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” So I did.’

Reading Time: 1 minute Qasim Rashid’s response to a #MarchAgainstSharia bigot’s challenge to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” . . . → Read More: Qasim Rashid: ‘A bigot challenged me to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” So I did.’

Social Media

“Why do rural poor Americans vote against their economic interest?”

Reading Time: 3 minutes A reproduction of an excellent series of tweets by JuanPa (@jpbrammer) on why white rural poor Americans vote against their own economic interest. . . . → Read More: “Why do rural poor Americans vote against their economic interest?”

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