Kurdish fashion, “dead white philosophers”, and more People & Society in FTN Daily #93, Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Mr. Erbil

Kurdish Hipsters are a thing

But it is not just about fashion — there is also a serious, almost political side.

BBC Monitoring for BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38692382


A feminist no more

Liberal feminism had shifted from the universality of equal human rights to identity politics.

How feminism went astray, chronicled by Helen Pluckrose for Areo Magazine.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38692382


A sad record

Protesting against the Mullah regime in Iran, Arash Sadeghi is on the longest hunger strike known so far. Ellery Roberts Biddle for Global Voices

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38692382


Zuckerberg’s folly

Facebook’s Journalism Project “blends cynicism and naïveté”, says Frederic Filloux for Monday Note.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38692382


In defence of dead white philosophers

Are Thomas Paine and Thomas Aquinas both equally worthless and wicked?

Benedict Spence for Spiked

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38692382


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