Female Smoking in Jordan: women as a “Dangerous Class”

Not long ago coffee shops in Jordan were attended only by males, while women spent their leisure time within the confines of the home where they could be protected and supervised by relatives and neighbors. These times are now changing, although many women from religious or rural background do not enjoy the same freedoms as their more liberal, urban counterparts who take pleasure in walking around the many shopping malls in Amman and frequent its numerous coffee shops. Underneath the preoccupations with women’s respectability and morality surfacing in the discourse against female smoking is a desire to suppress the transformation of women’s status in Jordanian society.

A Bulgarian “Guyland”

This is an academic research paper written for my class "Sociology of Gender" at Middlebury College. If you have any feedback, please, use the comments section under the article! Happy reading! M. From a sociological perspective masculinity is everything but “innate” and “ahistorical”. The definition of “manhood” is socially constructed by culture. In the words … Continue reading A Bulgarian “Guyland”

10 Tantric insights to transform the sexual experience

“In your body, there exists a subtle current of electricity, very subtle. But the subtler it is, the deeper it goes. It is not very visible. Scientists say that all the electricity that is in your body, if put together, can be used to light a five-candle bulb. It is not much. Quantitatively it is … Continue reading 10 Tantric insights to transform the sexual experience

Where do we go now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-Te9c2jReOg Tonight I went to the screening of the movie "Where do we go now" organized by the Arabic Department in Middlebury College. The movie was by all means one of the best I have seen. A remote Lebanese village inhabited by Christians and Muslims has found the way to peaceful coexistence. Respect and brotherly … Continue reading Where do we go now?