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The situation in Iran made me cry, both happy and sad tears.

It is incredible that people are going out in droves protesting the results, but also how the bond together, leaving their houses unlocked to let protesters in if riot police start attacking, protesters giving aid to police that are hurt, chasing away police who wanted the BBC reporters to turn off their cameras and clearing traffic so that the reporters can make a break for it. but I also cried for the students who have been surrounded in their dorms, still trying to tell the world about the situation while under siege from Ansar Hezbolah, a hardline Islamic group. I never believed I would actually say this, but twitter may actually help change the landscape of Iranian politics. It just shows how much a country can come together in the face of something so huge.

thanks to [ profile] phaballa for discovering the blog :)

EDIT: Previously, I posted about PAS, a political party in Malaysia ridiculing and attempting to ban Sisters in Islam (SIS), an NGO that helps Muslim women in court. The PAS muktamar adopted a resolution, without debate, for SIS to be investigated and banned, and its members rehabilitated, if it was found to be anti-Islam. this explains it better than I can. I don't want to make plea for you to sign this petition, because I don't believe in that. if you've read it and agreed with it and want to show your support, sign it. if not, well, don't.
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The Kulim-Bandar Baru MP has instead proposed in his blog that SIS change its name to Ikatan Wanita Kosmopolitan (Cosmopolitan Wo-men’s Alliance) – IWK being a reference to the sewerage treatment company – as “most of its members do not wear the tudung” and “are unmarried”.

First of all, it appalls me that he can say something like this and see nothing wrong with it. The man stands for everything I hate in the so-called 'religious' group of men who are actually heads of political parties and teach and shape the minds of the young. I mean, he basically said that only women who wear the tudung and are married can call themselves Muslimah. I bet he thinks Muslim women should also stay at home and do housework because the Quran says so. even though the Quran was referring to a society hundreds of years ago. and that the Quran placed particular emphasis on the empowerment of women. seriously, WTF.

Secondly, I am even more appalled at Pakatan Rakyat for not taking any disciplinary action against him. I don't care if he's speaking from a personal point of view. he's a Member of Parliament and represents his people. not to mention he insulted an NGO that helps Muslim women who wouldn't have a chance otherwise. thanks for destroying my faith in you, PR. thanks a lot.

I can't talk anymore about this coherently. my head's going to explode. I would just like to say, on behalf of Malaysia, that not all Malaysians are as narrow-minded and chauvinistic as this guy. really.
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I don't get it. if a politician got elected because of this quota system, would they even want to vote against it? the only way I can see of Umno recovering is if they bring in totally fresh new blood. but that's not gonna happen easily because of course those old farts won't give up their posts. it's a vicious cycle. let's hope the next generation are made up of stronger stuff than me.

hey, remember when I asked the world in general if that was Mikey Way in drag in the America's Suitehearts video? I just found out it was Cassadee. oops? (pete probably had a hand in picking the clothes, I'm sure.)

I should always remind myself how awesome Matt Nathanson is, with his Care Bear rants, R Kelly improv and Enrique Iglesias spoof.

'would you cry if you saw me crying'? what the fuck? you just asked her to dance and run, the girl's exhausted. and you're saying 'would you cry'? you're such a dick.


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this is awesome.

Obama's Cabinet Made Fun and Easy.
I wish we had something like this for Malaysian politics. I especially like the Completely Irrelevant Experience part. eta: apparently, the Director of Central Intelligence once tried to water ski behind the destroyer he was commanding. just. AHAHAHAHHAHA


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