Stories from Afar & Up Close

Wise Words of an Old Man

The late ayatollah Fadlallah was not only a feminist, he was a revolutionary as well:

What makes it especially interesting to me is that he links adult behavior (submitting to the strong) to the way people are raised - father is right and the rest has to shut up. As a teacher that's my perpetual conundrum: how to educate students to be critical without my classroom turning into a perpetual revolution...