Men: The Hidden Victims of Wartime Rape (NYT)

Here is a great piece of article from the New York Times. By Lara Stemple AS disturbing new reports of male rape in Congo made clear, wartime sexual violence isn’t limited to women and girls. But in its ongoing effort to eradicate rape during conflict, the United Nations continues to overlook a significant imperative: ending wartime sexual … Continue reading

Tangled: Indonesia’s Twisted Tale of Religion

The Alis are making headlines this year.   After Marzuki Ali’s recent commotion on Indonesian housemaids, Suryadharma Ali, Indonesia’s very own Religious Affairs Minister, proved to the world that he is indeed an incompetent like what most people think. Among the plethora of questions in the stories of Indonesia’s religious freedom under the rule of … Continue reading

We have bigger problems than Peterporn

From a national pop sensation, to a porn superstar in just over a night; Not quite your conventional career transition. You see, most career changes involving Indonesian celebrities usually end up in the House of Representatives, or as your next mayor, or district heads. Ariel Peterpan, however, took a slightly different path. His private sex … Continue reading