Reading Time: 5 minutes A war is like an earthquake: it can be devastating and its human toll can be tragic. It can occupy the airwaves and cyberspace, monopolizing the collective consciousness and conscience of the citizens of the world as they gaze sadly upon the ruins. But not every earthquake disturbs the tectonic plates enough to reshape them; […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Using incels as example, Kaveh explains why empathy can be a deceptive emotion.
Reading Time: 11 minutes There was another wave of spikes in cases and deaths due to COVID-19. Was it the second one? The third? I cannot remember. But I do remember that the daily death numbers were in triple digits and that the map of Iran–my nation–was drenched in bloodlike crimson. We were physically present in my place of […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes An article about how my Iranian and non-binary identities have interacted in predictable and surprising ways.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The question is not about whether Trump will be a tyrant, but that he wants to. Trump wants to be a tyrant, his behavior shows he’s behaving like other tyrants, he speaks like other tyrants, and he thinks like other tyrants.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the past week, a number of red states passed laws that effectively ban abortion. Via 538: Alabama this week enacted a law that bans all abortions except to save a woman’s life. There would be no exceptions for pregnancies caused by incest or rape, and conducting an abortion could result in a prison sentence […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes I decided to ask my Facebook friends to ask me any questions they have about Islam, thinking the questions and answers would make a good blog post. Feel free to ask your own questions in the comments. I had done one of these about Iran before, this new one is about Islam. What are the […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute My friend and colleague Jonathan MS Pierce interviewed me. We talk about the experience of being an atheist in Iran, and also politics, Iranian and American. Do check out the interview please. Also, you can check Jonathan’s blog.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group increases the likelihood of war, harms the Iranian people, and benefits the Guard itself.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Kaveh Mousavi lists his top 10 favorite YouTube channels.