A Woman’s Place is in the Democratic and Popular Revolution.

The piece below was adapted from an article by African author Ify Otuya. It depicts a peculiar blend of pop culture and feminism. It argues for basic feminist objectives, but through the rhythm, tempo, language and flair of pop culture. It includes valuable statistics about women’s disenfranchised realities across the globe, questioning, rejecting and proffering solutions to these institutional injustices. It is a piece that could very well be seen as an interesting foreplay of feminist theory meets pop consumerism. That being said, it fiercely challenges conventional method of dissecting feminism, thereby pushing the boundaries of feminist discourse. Adapted and re-published with permission. ©2014. Secular African Society. All Rights Reserved.

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A Woman’s Place is in the Democratic and Popular Revolution ~ By Ify Otuya.

‘We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the triumph of the revolution. Women hold up the other half of the sky’

Female feminists who speak passionately of women’s disenfranchised realities, risk being perceived as braburning man-haters. Even though in reality, many of them love men; like, really really love men… good men.

Women’s Empowerment Theme Song – Who Run the World?

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Savarkar, a man of many firsts.

Vinayak Savarkar (28 May 1883 – 26 Feb 1966) was an Indian pro-Independence activist. He was also an atheist, humanist, politician, poet, and the founding father of Hindutva. He authored a number of political works that were instrumental to negotiating in the minds of masses of Indians, India’s complete independence from Britain. There is little known about Savarkar in mainstream academia, because of the vicious propaganda against him. He was staunchly opposed by the colonial British authorities, and there was public antipathy between him and Congress for most of his political career.

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“Religion is a …

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“Religion is a mighty motive force. So is rapine. But where religion is goaded on by rapine and rapine serves as a handmaid to religion, the propelling force that is generated by these together is only equalled by the profoundity of human misery and devastation they leave behind them in their march. Heaven and hell making a common cause-such were the forces, overwhelmingly furious, that took India by surprise the day Mohammad crossed the Indus and invaded her” ~ V. D. Savarkar.

Introducing Hindutva.

Introducing Hindutva.

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Truth is One, Sages Call it by Many Names, and The Whole Universe is one Family” ~ Hindutva ethos.

If one called Hindutva a Third World’s cry to emancipate itself from the preying snares of foreign invaders, foreign rule, and charity industrialism; that analysis would be anything but sophist. Moreso, that analysis would be correct. If Secularism is the antidote to religious cultural imperialism and inequality, Hindutva is India’s antidote to the fading dream of self-pride, a Uniform Code for All and self-reliance.

Hindutva is a much welcome and progressive nationalist ideology for India. One which Naipaul lauds in the face of critics, as a ‘corrective to the past’ and a ‘broader civilisational resurgence’. Prior to the early 20th century, Hindutva was non-existent. Its birth was the doing of systematic aggression. Its announcement to the world was purely in resistance to unfettered abuse and oppression.

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Hindu-Muslim Divide: British Invention or British Complicity?

Hindu-Muslim Divide: British Invention or British Complicity?

The Arab Spring was successful for Islam. It succeeded at reviving religious zeal amongst Muslims, many of whom saw the Arab Spring as an opportunity to revive Khilafa. In all of the countries where Arab Spring rebellions took place – Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria (ongoing) – secular governments were overthrown in favour of installing an Islamic Theocracy. Conversely, the Arab Spring was equally unsuccessful for Muslims themselves, and ultimately for Islam in the long-term, in that it inevitably led to a backlash of anti-Islam sentiments around the world. Non-Muslims from the Western world, Africa and Asia were appalled at the violence displayed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist groups who sought to overthrow Gaddafi, and by the FSA (loose coalition including Jabhat Al-Nusra Front and administered by the Muslim Brotherhood) who currently seek to overthrow Assad. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood assumed presidency, following the ousting of secular Mubarak. What’s worse, the narrative of unfolding events became muddy, as these Islamist ‘freedom fighters’ supported by many Muslims around the globe were fighting in alliance with Western governments, receiving funds to bomb ‘Muslim lands’ and kill (Muslim and non-Muslim) civilians, all in the name of re-establishing Khilafa or an Islamist resurgence revolution. The non-Muslims indigenous to these lands, whose ancestral identities predate Continue reading