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A Discussion with AUB’s Dean of Students re: Bigotry and Homophobia

May 20, 2012

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As some of you know, a few individual activists and I met with Dr Talal Nezameddine, Dean of Student Affairs in AUB, last week to discuss the bigoted article written by Mohamad Sibai and published in Outlook, and the response to it by Lojine Kamel, the editor in chief, and the board. More importantly, we […]

Jokes and murders

March 16, 2012

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Early Wednesday morning, Alem Dechasa, an Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon, used her bed sheets to hang herself in her room in the hospital where she was taken 3 weeks ago, after her boss had beaten her in public. The Ethiopian embassy has filed a lawsuit against Ali Maafouz, the asshole who led this woman […]

MTV answers

February 28, 2012

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(If you have no idea what this is all about, read this:¬†https://ohmyhappiness.com/2012/02/24/an-open-letter-to-mtv-lebanon/) I got a phone call from a guy that works at MTV. He said that Michel el Murr had asked him to get in touch with me. He acknowledged having read the letter, and thanked me for writing it. He said that MTV […]

An open letter to MTV Lebanon

February 24, 2012

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Dear MTV Lebanon, Your popular TV show Ktir Salbeh has recently been airing skits that ridicule a number of minorities, be they domestic workers, Palestinians, or gay people. In an episode that aired February 22, 2012, you featured a stereotypically gay man singing a love song to another man in a mocking way. I understand […]