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The History of Pakistani Feminism|Fundamentalists Vs. Feminists Part III

As the current United Nation’s Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Pakistani feminist and human rights defender Farida Shaheed is known internationally for her activism, and expertise in the area of culture and identity in relation to development and human rights.By profession, she is a sociologist and is known for her extensive work on gender and class analysis, both in Pakistan and more globally. 630 more words

Feminism Corner

NYC Cabbie Gets Life For Pakistan 'Honor Killings'

Islam, is here folks in all of it’s glory. Obama is trying to make sure Islam gains even more of a foothold in the United States. 86 more words

Obama Does It Again--Disses the USA

Thanks to the Gateway Pundit, we learn that once again Obama has trash-talked his own (alleged) country, this time at the “Summit of the Americas”: 608 more words

Open Threads

The Written vs.NOT Written Stuff: From Domestic Violence Rampant in Muslim Marriages to Public Violence Against Women Part II

The collaborative series, Part II authored by Papatia Feauxzar

“Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more strength than the other, and because they support them from their means. 909 more words

Gender And Women Issues

Bleeding Honor

Honor: Another epidemic in our Indian society.  

This epidemic can destroy our very sense of self-worth and self-preservation. 

Honor, shame and social approval runs in every aspect of Indian society; whether it is the clothes you wear, the school you study, the person you marry, the food you eat, the job you do, absolutely every aspect of life.  1,031 more words

Parental Abuse

The Written vs.NOT Written Stuff: From Domestic Violence Rampant in Muslim Marriages to Public Violence Against Women

The collaborative series, part I authored by: Saadia Haq

A country like Pakistan is no stranger to violence against women, here conservative ideals and deeply rooted patriarchal structures are responsible for shaping its psyche and social fabric. 1,111 more words

Gender And Women Issues

A Thin Line of Defense Against 'Honor Killings'

Original post from The New York Times

‘…………..Women’s shelters are one of the most provocative legacies of the Western presence in Afghanistan.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Faheema stood trembling in the courtyard of the large house, steeling herself for the meeting with her family. 859 more words