Mehreen Kasana
Mehreen Kasana covers politics for Bustle. Her work includes digital media, race, and religion among other topics. She has been cited in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera America, Jadaliyya, BBC, Hazlitt, Guernica Magazine, etc. Previously, Mehreen was the Front Page Editor for The Huffington Post and staff writer for The Nation, Pakistan.
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The Parkland Kid Who Questioned Marco Rubio Got So Many Death Threats, He Had To Quit Facebook

The national gun debate is in full force these days but on Wednesday night, one particular person won the attention — and praise — of many Americans across the country. He survived the horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day,…
By Mehreen Kasana

Here's How Much The NRA's Chief Gets Paid To Fight Gun Control

While railing against the "elites" of the United States, the NRA's CEO attempted to slam some members of the Democratic Party for supposedly exploiting the victims and survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting. The horrific incident killed at least…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Called For Gun-Toting Teachers To Get "A Little Bit Of A Bonus"

As the gun control debate once again takes hold of the nation, another suggestion was thrown into the tense conversation Thursday — this time, by the president of the United States. On Thursday, Donald Trump suggested giving bonuses to gun-trained te…
By Mehreen Kasana

8 Sexist Things That Have Already Happened In 2018

Today in news that disappoints but may not really surprise you: just two months into 2018, a lot of sexist things have already happened, not just in the United States but across the globe. It's only February and we've already seen reports of gross se…
By Mehreen Kasana

Ted Cruz Said Democrats Are "The Party Of Lisa Simpson" & Twitter Is Like, Um, YEAH

While speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tried to insult Democrats by calling them the party of Lisa Simpson fromThe Simpsons, which has been on TV for almost three decades. Unfortunat…
By Mehreen Kasana

This Exchange Between Marco Rubio And A Parkland Victim's Dad Will Break You

As mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting victims make demands from their lawmakers for sensible gun laws, one particular figure — Fred Guttenberg — has gained rapid popularity for a simple rea…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump's Notes While Listening To Parkland Survivors Literally Read "5. I Hear You"

Thanks to a long lens from press photos, a little reminder on Donald Trump's crib notes for the Parkland listening session is standing out to people on Twitter. Tweeted during the event, AP said, "President Donald Trump holds notes during a White Hou…
By Mehreen Kasana

These Quotes From Parkland Survivors At The White House's "Listening Session" Will Undo You

The survivors and victims' loved ones from the Parkland, Florida school shooting gathered at the White House on Wednesday. They were there to attend a listening session with Donald Trump about the shooting that claimed the lives 17 people, both stude…
By Mehreen Kasana

11 Photos From Syria That Will Make Your Heart Break For The People In Eastern Ghouta

The government of Syria has been carrying out brutal airstrikes on the rebel-held area of Eastern Ghouta since Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a U.K.-based war monitoring group. Photos from Syria's Ghouta region s…
By Mehreen Kasana

Karen Chen Didn't Just Nail Her Short Program — She Choreographed It Too

In an online interview with Entertainment Tonight, American figure skater (and avid dance fan) Karen Chen said that she choreographs her own Olympic routines. Chen loves dancing so much that she conceptualizes, plans, and executes her very own ideas …
By Mehreen Kasana

A Hungarian Figure Skater Danced To AC/DC & Twitter Thinks It's Badass

AC/DC fans, gather up. On Tuesday night in PyeongChang, South Korea Ivett Toth from Hungary played AC/DC tracks at the 2018 Olympics women's figure skating short program event. The 19-year-old skater from Budapest, Hungary showed up wearing unconvent…
By Mehreen Kasana

Bradie Tennell Fell In Her Olympic Short Program Skate & Twitter Is SHOOK

United States Olympic figure skater Bradie Tennell fell in the women's short program on Tuesday night, stunning her fans across the world. As NBC Olympics reporter Nick McCarvel put it on Twitter, "That was NOT what we expected from Bradie Tennell ou…
By Mehreen Kasana

Mikaela Shiffrin's Boyfriend Was Expelled From PyeongChang After Insulting His Own Skiing Team

Sometimes, your unfiltered thoughts can land you in a tricky spot. This much seems to be certainly true for French alpine skier Mathieu Faivre who was kicked out of the 2018 Winter Olympic games in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday. While the majori…
By Mehreen Kasana

This Is The Red-Carpet Treatment Ivanka Trump Can Expect If She Shows Up In PyeongChang

According to a Monday report by the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump will visit South Korea for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics currently taking place in the brutall…
By Mehreen Kasana

A Parkland Victim Told His Fiancee That If He Died In A School Shooting, This Is What She Should Say

On Wednesday, a shooter attacked a school in Parkland, Florida, ultimately killing 17 people, according to law enforcement authorities. Among those killed was Scott Beigel, a geography teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. According to his…
By Mehreen Kasana

Trump Stayed Off The Golf Course Out Of Respect For Florida Victims (For 2 Days)

On Monday morning, the president visited Trump's golf course three days after meeting student victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting. Trump was at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, according to The Hill. The president is known…
By Mehreen Kasana

Adam Rippon Chose The Catchiest Dance Song EVER For His Short Program

The kind of music you listen to can say a lot about you. With that in mind, you might guess a few things about American figure skater Adam Rippon's selected song for the Olympic short program in PyeongChang, South Korea. While his rivals may be waltz…
By Mehreen Kasana

Here's Why Figure Skaters Get Stuffed Animals When They Leave The Ice

A stuffed animal as a gift at a massive international event like the Olympics may sound a little strange and confusing at first. Nonetheless, there's a reason why athletes, including figure skaters, get stuffed animals at the end of their competition…
By Mehreen Kasana

Charlie White's Net Worth Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Among internationally famed Olympic skaters, one duo stands out. Ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis gained popularity after nabbing a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Games — on top of a silver medal in the previous Winter Olympics, five Grand Pri…
By Mehreen Kasana

There's A "Kiss & Cry" Nook Behind The Olympic Skating Rink & It's Actually SUPER Important

When you first hear the term, you might think the "kiss and cry" area in figure skating is a designated nook in the ice rink where athletes sit, break down, and proceed to kiss a ton. You might not be too far off but the "kiss and cry" area in figure…
By Mehreen Kasana