Monthly archive October, 2016
What About Art?

What About Art?

  Written by Ijlal Hannan Hafeedz There’s an underlying bias when we discuss about important events in history – When we talk about war, the spotlight often follows closely on the political development of the war, the diplomatic dynamics of world leaders and economic burdens of the states. In a glance, the aforementioned matters seem adequate,...
Shut Up!

Shut Up!

            Written by Anith Razak “Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into...
Child Marriage: Un-Make the Tradition

Child Marriage: Un-Make the Tradition

Written by Najwa Wira “Your father has fixed your marriage and if you don’t listen to him, people will say, what kind of girl is that who doesn’t listen to her father?” said Azima’s mother as they arranged her marriage to a 17-year-old boy, taking place three days later. She was 13 years old at...
Disabilities? You Mean Superpowers?

Disabilities? You Mean Superpowers?

Written by Noor Athirah Md Noor   Malaysians have always longed for an Olympic gold medal that we can call our own. We waited and waited some more, and finally it came. At the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, our fellow Malaysians, our athletes, our heroes brought back not one but three gold medals. Some...
This is Why We Need to Talk About Sex

This is Why We Need to Talk About Sex

Written by Nadira Nazneen Awalludin   Sex has become so taboo in our country that even in a strictly academic setting, educators would apologize or mumble every time the word “breast”, “ejaculate” or “rape” were mentioned in class, or make up a whole entirely new word to describe these things, as if we’re a bunch...
Shadia Mansour: Wanita Pertama yang Menjadi Perintis Muzik Hip Hop Arab

Shadia Mansour: Wanita Pertama yang Menjadi Perintis Muzik Hip Hop Arab

Dikarang oleh : Khairunnisa Zaki Muzik hip hop tidak asing dengan kehidupan kita terutamanya pada abad ke 21 ini. Sejarah hip hop asalnya bermula di kalangan remaja kulit hitam New York yang berpendapatan rendah, mereka menyampaikan mesej tentang isu prejudis perkauman, keganasan polis dan kemiskinan pada tahun 70an. Namun begitu, kebanyakan muzik hip hop masa kini...
Political Correctness: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Political Correctness: Where Do You Draw The Line?

Written by Nur Adani Sobri     If you have never come across the term ‘politically correct’ before, you are probably either a Donald Trump supporter or a South Park fan. I’m kidding. A quick Google search would show you that ‘political correctness’ (PC) refers to the avoidance of actions or words which marginalize, exclude...
The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Written by Balqis Rahim     How do I even begin to describe the bizarre movie that is The Men Who Stare at Goats? The Men Who Stare at Goats is based on a 2004 book written by Jon Ronson and his ‘discovery’ of a secret U.S military special unit specialising in psychic warfare. The...