Author: Jes Paluchowska

Being Queer in Russia: The Enemy Within

It’s hard to think of a more classical play on the part of a regime than creating a common enemy for its people to unite against. Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Orwell’s Big Brother… All the ‘greats’ have done it. Obviously, Vladimir Putin is no exception. Having taken the West and its

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Iran’s Morality Police Resumes Patrols Despite Violent Protests

On July 17th, 2023 the Iranian Guidance Patrol, otherwise known as the morality police, announced that it will resume patrolling the streets in search for women who don’t adhere to the religious laws that demand covering one’s head and wearing loose clothing. This problematic decision comes ten months after Mahsa

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