-UN research shows women are affected the most in times of conflict
-Live performances by Leb’s best: Thursday, 20 February!
By now the Syrian civil war has raged for years. It pervades almost every news source as the devastating, bloody conflict and humanitarian crisis it is. Let’s put some “current” key facts in place:
But did you know in times of conflict the biggest sufferers are not the men and soldiers on the streets. Those who suffer the greatest are women. Below is an excerpt from WomenWarPeace.org:War has always impacted men and women in different ways, but possibly never more so than in contemporary conflicts. While women remain a minority of combatants and perpetrators of war, they increasingly suffer the greatest harm.
In contemporary conflicts, as much as 90 pe... [more]
Fucking Shit. It hurts so bad to say it, but I’m done with you, Blue Moon.
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is a damn understatement when it comes to an expat who has been deprived of something they truly love but can only be found in their home country. There are just some things you get used to and love that you start to go psycho for when you can’t have them for a long time.
Jorgo missed caviar, brown cheese, and milk from Norway so much that he left in a flurry only to be found in the nearest grocery store in Oslo smashing his mustache into said delicacies; Layal misses Dr Bronner’s lavender castille soap and Korean BBQ. I miss a whole lot of things: Marshall’s, Sriracha, limes, Thai food. And one of the things I’ve written about that I really miss is good beer. Sure Almaza is just fine; However, I really really really love Belgian White beers, namely, Blue Moon.
Even Matias, who had never heard of Blue Moon, knew to order it for me in any establishment we entered as we toured America. The delicio... [more]
Probably the strongest women in the World!
We spent two months in Nepal but it didn’t take more than a couple days to notice so many women of all ages performing insanely difficult hard labor, as their male counterparts stood by and supervised. These women actually carry loads their same size. To us, its as if they harbor the strength of superheros.
On our last day we wanted to highlight and honor the girls and women, who are undoubtedly second class citizens without many rights or respect, in the only way we could – through art.When they are young they are trained to carry massive loads on their backs with a strap around their head. Sometimes they carry loads bigger than themselvs. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia and the women are very oppressed. A quick look into the country, and you will see that the women are the m... [more]
I was checking out twitter when I caught a tweet that said:
Mar Mikhael is my neighborhood and it’s not the first time I’ve read something about this, in fact I’ve even seen it.
I’ve walked the streets of Beirut alone during all hours of the night and morning without any problems for the most part. Even without any slight fear. From Geitawi to Hamra to Bourj Hammoud and Achrafieh, I’ve always felt safer than I did in the quietest Italian neighborhoods or relaxed American suburbs.
It just seemed like Beirut was a place where everyone had bigger problems than to go fucking around with women on the street (during the night at least, they certainly look you up and down and murmur during the day, but that’s different.) And I was fine with that and I felt liberated for havi... [more]