Category: 2010: 7

Arches of shame 2

Arches of shame

The amount of funds wasted every year on useless projects is scandalous, reports our Thinking Allowed column.

Public intellectuals or policy architects? 0

Public intellectuals or policy architects?

The majority of academics agree to bow down their heads and spoon feed the political machinery with their intellectuality, with some even joining the inner circles of power, observes Pierre Marthinus.

Women judges and sharia 1

Women judges and sharia

Why have conditions been laid down in the case of the two Malaysian women judges? Is it not sheer male prejudice against women, wonders Asghar Ali Engineer.

The speech that wasn’t delivered 3

The speech that wasn’t delivered

P Ramakrishnan was supposed to deliver this address at an anti-ISA vigil in Penang on 1 August 2010, but before he could speak, four activists were arrested and the police dispersed the crowd.

What are we mainstreaming into? 2

What are we mainstreaming into?

Prema Devaraj warns that gender mainstreaming alone will not bring about gender equality as oppression manifests itself in many ways. Gender equality has to be in the larger context of justice for all.

Political solutions to the gender gap 0

Political solutions to the gender gap

Gender equality is about both women and men. It is not a women’s agenda but a social justice agenda, says Chong Eng, adding that political solutions are needed to narrow the gender gap.

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