Yashar Ali sees himself as equal parts Iranian and gay. But when forced to compartmentalize his sexuality, Yashar found his whole identity falling apart.
Now…Give Your Uncle A Kiss
Yashar Ali wants us to stop telling our children who they should be affectionate with.
Wait, Why Don’t You Drink, Man?
Yashar Ali wonders why the pressure to drink alcohol extends way beyond adolescence.
Our Need for Privacy: The Blueprint of Abuse
While he used to keep the worst memories stored inside, Yashar Ali has learned to use his memories to move his life forward.
I Didn’t Go To College and I’m Proud of It
Yashar Ali broke with his family’s tradition, and made his way in the world without a college degree.
On Women’s Rights: Yeah, Yeah. Blah, Blah. Whatever.
Yashar Ali believes it’s our responsibility, as men and human beings to try to understand what discrimination is like for the women we claim to love.
Stuff We Should Stop Doing: Calling Women Cougars
Yashar Ali argues that calling a woman a “cougar” is neither progressive nor supportive of women.
Pause for Menopause
Millions of women go through menopause each year, and most men know absolutely nothing about it. This needs to change.
Am I Successful Because I’m a Man?
Yashar Ali believes that part of his success comes from his gender. And he wants to get the discussion out in the open.
Men May Never Truly Understand a Day in the Life of Women. But Shouldn’t We Try?
Yashar Ali believes that having consciousness about the daily struggles of women makes him a better man.
Why Women Aren’t Crazy
Has gaslighting conditioned women into thinking they’re emotionally unstable? Yashar Ali thinks so.