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Transgenders' ordeal in Pakistan

transgender

Transgender people are people who have a gender identity, or gender expression, that differs from their assigned sex. The term transsexual was introduced to English in 1949 by David Oliver Cauldwell, and popularized by Harry Benjamin in 1966, around the same time transgender was coined and began to be popularized. Since the 1990s, transsexual has generally been used to describe the subset of transgender people.

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Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

Saudi Arabia has called on Mr. Trump not to cancel the agreement but to hold Iran to the fire over its support for proxies in Arab countries.

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An Open Letter to Myself on New Year’s Day 2017

New Year

Forebodings

I have a politically active liberal friend who in the aftermath of the Trump victory believes rather fervently that ‘clarity,’ not ‘hope,’ is the opposite of ‘despair.’ To be awake to unpleasant, even dire, realities and resist the temptations of denial demands increasing resolve in the face of the mounting evidence that the human species is facing a bio-political moment threatening civilizational collapse and species decline and fall as never before.

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The media we need in 2017

Post-truth is a symptom not the disease, while we need a media that challenges rather normalises the far-right.

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Anti-Semitic Zionists

Samantha Power, centre

What really got me was the applause. There they were sitting at the round table, the representatives of the entire world, applauding their own handiwork, the resolution they had just adopted unanimously.

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