Why does gender inequality seem natural, inevitable, and better than racism?

Capitalism, of which neoliberalism is one development, is just one of the many forms of class society that have appeared over the last 6,000 years. There has been enormous cultural variety among all these different class societies, but in two things they are alike. They practise economic inequality, and they sustain systematic and enduring patterns … Continue reading Why does gender inequality seem natural, inevitable, and better than racism?

Why child marriage remains a threat

  It can be hard to imagine why someone would choose to have their child married off, but for millions of people, child marriage can seem like the best or the only option. Daughters are frequently seen as burdens or commodities because of pervasive gender inequality. Impoverished parents often believe marriage will secure a daughter’s … Continue reading Why child marriage remains a threat

Gender inequality widens in Malaysia with ‘state-sponsored’ homophobia against the LGBT community

Malaysia's LGBT community is under unprecedented attack according to transgender rights activist, Thilaga Sulathireh, after police raided a known pride venue and arrested 20 men for “illicit behavior.” For the first time in 30 years, Malaysia's gay club, the Blue Boy, was targeted by Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department of Malaysia (JAKIM) where they detained nearly … Continue reading Gender inequality widens in Malaysia with ‘state-sponsored’ homophobia against the LGBT community