“Female activist calls for legalizing sex slavery”
This Kuwaity woman's call to resurrect - legally- the old-school way of keeping a Concubine has fallen on surprised ears.
Since Shariah already permits sex with an owned slave, argues this Kuwait pioneer, how about bringing back the tradition?
"Am I missing something? I didn’t see anything mentioned about whether or not these women have a choice in this matter — or is the suggestion truly they will be ‘enslaved concubines’?"
Somewhere over the rainbow, in Amman...If you ever make it to the other side, that is:
"Having just left the Ahliyyah School for Girls on the First Circle, beaming with pleasure at a lovely concert I had just attended (Thanks to the wonderful Dozan wa Awtar Singers), my friend Kariman and I embarked on what soon proved to be the most stressful drive in recent memory for the both of us. Apparently, we had not been warned that Rainbow street and all its side streets, were to be avoided at all costs on a Friday evening. "
Whether on the freight trucks of Lebanon, along village alleyways in Bahrain, on the bullet-riddled walls of Palestine, or adorning the walls of Western metropolises and designer bags, Arabic script has experienced a revival. Graffiti writers are increasingly experimenting with calligraphy on walls, and young designers are creating new fonts and type designs in books, galleries and public spaces. At times, Arabic graffiti voices the suffering of a nation, while in other contexts it serves as a quest for identity. Regardless whether the writing is in Beirut, Gaza, Tehran, Paris, London, Berlin or Montréal, Arabic graffiti cries out personal and national ideas in expressive calligraphic and typographic words."