I write about the role of gender in culture, politics, religion and media and also engage in media activism to challenge mainstream sexist portrays of women, particularly as they pertain to suppression of women’s free expression. My writing, which frequently addresses sexualized and gendered violence, appears in Salon, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Fem2.0, RHRealityCheck, The Feminist Wire, Role/Reboot, Feministe, Ms. Magazine, Women Under Siege, BitchFlicks and Alternet, among other media. Even though I write about gender absurdities, I would rather laugh than cry while doing it. You can reach me at Soraya.Chemaly@gmail.com or @schemaly on Twitter.