Nadine Shaanta Murshid

Nadine Shaanta Murshid

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Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Buffalo

June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017

Minority lives matter

It is not a coincidence that Bangladesh survived Cyclone Mora with few casualties while a landslide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts caused by torrential rains has left over 150 dead. Deforestation...

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

In the wake of Cyclone Mora

As the news of the cyclone named Mora (a Thai word which means 'star of the sea') erupted on social and traditional media, I couldn't

May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017

Only yes means yes

As we try to make sense of consent, we have to recognise that consent is a nuanced issue. We have to unlearn what the media and mainstream entertainment have taught us about rape—that it has to be...

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Independence from tokenism

We often lament, especially on days like our Independence Day, about how little our people (particularly the younger generation, always the younger generation) know about our history. We talk about...

March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017

Not a coincidence

On this International Women's Day – the one day that we women get to call our own – we had the Women's Strike. But, I went to work because I wasn't sure I had a choice in the matter....

February 9, 2017
February 9, 2017

Is abusive behaviour a choice?

I was once called a whore. Chances are, so have you, if you're a woman. ...

January 16, 2017
January 16, 2017

Of gangs, adolescents, and winners

As the outrage over a ragging incident at Jahangirnagar University died out, news about gangs of Uttara took its place, complete with a picture of a young man gone too soon.

December 28, 2016
December 28, 2016

Violence: Neoliberalism at the root of it

As we look to the future, this is what I hope we can do: recognise that without addressing the various forms of economic and social inequalities we cannot address violence. Recognise that...

December 27, 2016
December 27, 2016

Violence: An inevitable outcome of a world unequal

What do you think about when you think about violence against women? Do you think about sexual harassment on the streets?

October 10, 2016
October 10, 2016

Profiling narcissists in love

Khadiza, a university student in Sylhet didn't respond to Badrul Alam's romantic proposition. He couldn't handle being rejected. He responded by attacking her with a machete in...