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“Al-Taʿshaat”– How the Sexual Exploitation of Iraqi Minors Became an Acceptable Act 

The terms “Al-taʿshaat” [Iraqi term for teens], “Al-heloueen” [catamites], and “Al-froukh” [chicks], which we categorically oppose the use of, characterise gender stereotypes that were created in relation to “masculinity” by heteronormative society, and thus define certain social roles accordingly. This is similar to the social perception of women’s gender roles. The sexual exploitation of Iraqi minors has been transformed into an acceptable act.

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Their Mistakes are Fatal. Unlicensed Beauty Centers Owned by Personalities and Protected by Officials

Hundreds of beauty centres are performing operations that may be fatal. Holding them accountable is almost impossible due to the fact that they are owned by well-known personalities who have strong relations with officials and decision-makers in the state.

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Digital Miners in Iraq: Forever seeking profit even in the event of a Prime Minister’s assassination!

Did the Prime Minister die by an airstrike targeting his house, or was he injured? Why did armed men take to the streets and storm the Green Zone? Who won the elections and who will be the new president? These are matters of no concern to digital miners. They live in isolation. Their language is numbers. Life at night suits them more than in the day.

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The State of Beads: A life run by Beads and Gemstones 

The State of Beads. This state is made out of myths, legends, and beads. There are no policies, no plans, no actions. Everything that happens is a kind of innovation, a creativity, and a breach of reality presented by unseen forces

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Women in Tishreen: Were we radical enough?

Women in the Tishreen demonstrations were pushed into secondary roles, in keeping with the roles that women and men were brought up on in Iraq. They postponed their agendas and issues. This was a mistake which we must now review.