The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell me with a straight face that feminism is obsolete:
Emily Rems is a feminist writer, editor, rock star, playwright, and occasional plus-size model living in New York’s East Village. Best known as managing editor of BUST magazine, Emily is also a music and film commentator for New York’s NPR affiliate WNYC, and is the drummer for the horror-punk band the Grasshoppers. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in the anthologies Cassette from my Ex and Zinester’s Guide to NYC, and her short stories have been published in Rum Punch Press, Lumen, Prose ‘N Cons Mystery Magazine, Writing Raw, and PoemMemoirStory. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for fiction in 2015 and is working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @emilyrems.