Author Archives: Faraz Talat

Faraz Talat

How to hijack a rights movement

Understanding the purpose of an ally The American right-wing’s voracious opposition to the feminist movement is no secret. MRAs (Male Rights Activists) claim that the rising popularity of feminism in the last

Faraz Talat

Don’t state the obvious

Missing people, patriots and the protection of social media On 4th January 2016, Pakistan ceased to be an azad (‘free’) country to the spouse of Ahmed Waqas Goraya. Ahmed was reportedly one of

Faraz Talat

Blasphemy or Treason?

Who decides? Notable theologians agree that the further we retreat into history, the more the lines between religion and secular matters begin to blur. The modern Muslim world often struggles to differentiate

Faraz Talat

Don’t Panic

Trump as the President elect – who would have thought it? It’s difficult to resist despondency, but the orange cloud may yet have a silver lining. It hasn’t been very long since

Faraz Talat

The clerics may not approve

Some things do need to be said I’ve long lamented the propensity of Pakistan’s progressive citizenry to be tempted by the same game, whose rules are fundamentally opposed to their interests. Recently,

Faraz Talat

Not a laughing matter

Labels used without understanding harm real sufferers more than we realise The inclusion of ‘depression’ – a medical term – into the everyday vocabulary of ordinary, healthy people, has enormously padded the