Photographer- Saiful Amin Kazal

নারীবাদ হচ্ছে পুরুষতন্ত্রের বিরুদ্ধে লড়াইয়ের সাথে, নারী ও অন্যান্য নিপীড়িত লিঙ্গদের ক্ষমতায়নের বিষয়ে। পুরুষতন্ত্র হ’ল এমন ব্যবস্থা যা অন্যান্য লিঙ্গদের ব্যয়ে পুরুষদের অধিকারের সুযোগ দেয়।

নারীবাদী আন্দোলন সম্পর্কে নিখরচর নিরক্ষরতা কেবল একজনকে বলাতে পারে যে এটির লক্ষ্য মাতৃত্ববাদ। নারীবাদের লক্ষ্য লিঙ্গ সমতা। এর অর্থ পুরুষরা পুরুষতন্ত্রের অধীনে সাধারণত যে সুযোগসুবিধাগুলি উপভোগ করে, সেগুলি অপসারণ করা; একইসাথে, মহিলাদের ক্ষমতায়নের দিকে কাজ করা।

নারীবাদের লক্ষ্য লিঙ্গ সমতা, মাতৃত্ববাদ নয়। বর্তমান সিস্টেমটি পুরুষতন্ত্রের অধীনে পুরুষদের সুযোগ-সুবিধা দেয়। সুতরাং, লিঙ্গ সমতার পক্ষে লড়াই পুরুষতন্ত্রের বিরুদ্ধে লড়াই। একই সাথে, এটি মহিলাদের ক্ষমতায়নের জন্য লড়াই, যাতে তারা আর নিপীড়িত না হয়। মহিলা এবং পুরুষরা স্পষ্ট লিঙ্গ…


For peace and defense of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men as he would allow other men against himself. [1] Bold words I had spoken long ago. Words of mine that at first glance demand subservience; yet my intention was to caution. The rational individual has been said to maximize the extent to which his objective is achieved[2]. That does not mean that Man is entirely calculating. The measure of the reasonableness of an action is the extent to which it conduces…


(Hijab ban france — Bing images, n.d.)

Landorf & Pagan, (2005), state that the 2004 French law prohibiting conspicuously religious dress “is known by most people in France as the veil law,” (p. 173). The essence of the debate surrounding the veil can be surmised from the following:

…those who want their children to pledge allegiance to the flag everyday feel strongly that they are expressing their First Amendment rights to demand that, as do those who want to wear the hijab. In fact, some of the women in France who want to be able to wear the hijab in school say that it is a symbol…


LGBTQ identifying individuals have reported higher rates of victimization compared to their heterosexual counterparts. What exactly causes these rates to be so high? Why is it that this disparity exists amongst LGBTQ+ identifying people? While traditional approaches have chalked this up to homophobia, the question remains as to why homophobia is still so rampant. This article argues that a lack of insight into the LGBTQ+ identity as well as the influence of social frameworks contributes to anti-LGBTQ+ attitudes, and that a better understanding of the LGBTQ+ worldview can help solve this issue.

Robinson & Espelage (2012) assert that, while bullying…


WSJ or SJW? by SM Afnan Razzaque

On January 11, 2017, the online content creator known as Pewdiepie uploaded a video on his YouTube channel which featured the site known as Fiverr, starring online freelancers willing to perform various tasks for money. The video showed Felix Kjellberg, also known as Pewdiepie commissioning several of these individuals to perform a series of increasingly humorous, absurd and illogical tasks eventually climaxing in two Fiverr personalities unfurling a sign bearing the words “Death to all Jews.” This event, and matters surrounding it were hereafter dubbed colloquially as “the Fiverr controversy” and will be…

SM Afnan Razzaque

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