— LL COOL J (@llcoolj) February 17, 2014
L.L. Cool J’s New Favorite Artist. When British talent Amandeep Singh aka Inkquisitive tweeted his illustration of the luscious-lipped ladies man, L.L. Cool J, the actor not only tweeted back, “Did you know Ladies Love Cool James?” but also made it his Twitter profile picture and shared on his Facebook Fan page! To win some of Singh’s out-of-the-box art, check out his Facebook page. (Inkquisitive Illustration)
Flirting With the ‘F Bomb.’ Bollywood films are now sporting edgier taglines with ‘clever’ substitutes to cater to a cooler, younger generation not exposed to censorship. Think about how awkward it’s going to be now watching movies from the B-town with your family around. (Times of India)
Muslims Don’t Belong on Mars. Why? Because a new fatwa said so. The ruling issued by a UAE committee went as far as to compare living on Mars to committing suicide as one “would end up dying for no ‘righteous reason’ and would face the same punishment in the afterlife as someone who’d committed suicide.” (Daily Mail)
South Asian Fraternity Hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Event. The Boston University chapter of Iota Nu Delta, the first South Asian Greek organization in the world, held a sexual assault awareness session to discuss and highlight one of the major injustices Indian women face in their lifetime. The all-male fraternity presented the documentary, India A Dangerous Place to be a Woman which received a surge of commentary:
Indian society still runs on old ideologies that looks “down” on women who date, party and are sexually active. It is sad to see some people in India blame victims of rape because in their minds their actions invited the maltreatment… Even though many people in India blame women for acting indecent in cases of sexual assault or rape, there are also many incidents that occur when women are doing everyday activities. Men are deemed as more powerful and more purposeful than women in India, and there are many times when men commit such crimes because they think it’s okay and not harmful.” (Brown Girl Magazine)
Coffee? That’ll Be One Kiss Please. Imagine heading into a café for the first time with a prospective romantic interest and your waiter mentions that your beverage is on the house if you smooch your date right now. What would you do? Check out the video to find out: (Scoop Whoop)
Ashley Kooblall is a NYC-based online writer/editor whose work has been featured in YourTango, Women’s Health, and DISFunkshion Magazine. In her spare time she can be found in the nearest Barnes & Noble scoping out the latest books, preferably South Asian historical fiction. Follow her on Twitter @akooblall.