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Publication of "Literatures of the South in Conversation with Imperial Feminism" in the feminist magazine Hysteria


“Like the arsenals first tested in experiments at MIT laboratories, gender-theory has been pre-tested in the climate of witch-hunts on college campuses, for application in new forms of nonviolent interstate warfare” 71 more words


Women’s Equality in the Mosque:

How to explain Hadith which seem to discourage Women’s Participation in the Masjid?

by Kaukab Siddique

Br. Shoaib, a well-read, thoughtful and thought provoking Muslim, active in the Muslim community in the London, England area has asked how one can explain hadith which seem to create an impression that it is better for women to pray at home and not go to the mosque.

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Muslim Women

Obliterating The Taboo-Muslim Women & Sexuality Part II

Being a Pakistani Muslim feminist, I have no problems is discussing Muslim women and their sexuality, yet realistically speaking I am obstructed in doing so by standards and stereotypes that have set for “Muslim women.” My co-author for this series, the spirited British Pakistani Muslimah, Hajra Khan has covered the matters of being a practicing Muslim women in the west very well in… 1,235 more words

Feminism Corner

The Frontier Built By the Mind

A barrier is a wall meant to keep any persons or creatures out. Every barrier has its own weakness, but the weakness is dependent on how the barrier was built. 1,562 more words

Fatima Mernissi

Morocco Books, Recommended Reading Before You Go

Travel Exploration Offers a Hand Curated and Select Picks of Morocco Books to read before you go. The Books to Read before you visit Morocco… 755 more words

Morocco Travel

Music and the Mullahs – can the twain meet?

The debates about the use of music in Islamic practices specifically and music as entertainment are perhaps as old as Islam itself. These debates are not new reminds a scholar of Amnan Shiloah (1997). 1,662 more words


Check Out These Great North African Woman Writers (Part II): Fatima Mernissi

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Too often, the discussions Americans hear in the media about women in the Muslim world are marred by ignorance, distortion, politics and just plain bigotry. 418 more words