She was ten years of age when, leaving the Italian School in Beirut on a.
Al Jadeed’s Wissam Saad is the latest Lebanese media personality to make rape the punchline of a joke.
As I sit, work & dream from home because of COVID-19, the words of Karl Marx strike me as more realistic than ever: Capitalists are their own grave-diggers.
“Do not be afraid, the virus kills only the elderly and the seriously ill” is not a reassurance, or at least it ought not be.
Bringing children to this world means that you will have to accept that they grow up in a Draconian universe of deceit, lies and greed.
One thing is clear: sex education, including a lesson on consent, is needed in Lebanon.
People have waited for too long to give additional chances for those in power to accept piecemeal and sequential reforms. Their economic welfare is no longer separable from their political dignity, especially when insults to their lives –and their intelligence– are perpetrated on a daily basis.