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Islam and Feminism

In last week’s post, I discussed the need for us to connect with feminist thought on a regular basis, to shine the light of feminist consciousness whenever and wherever we can.  538 more words

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Book Review: Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East by Isobel Coleman

Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East, written by Isobel Coleman, is a riveting book that discusses how Muslim women across the world are using the increasingly popular notion of “Islamic Feminism” to empower their respective communities. 554 more words

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how not to respond when women point out an #allmale panel

 Muslim male “celebrity shaikhs” are exhausting to deal with. And a huge fail, too. They always complain that we don’t express our concerns “the right way” (about which, please see below), but then they block you and delete your comments and accuse you of “abusing” them or the comments section when you speak up. 2,885 more words

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Islamic Feminisms – A Challenge to Patriarchy and Traditional Religious Authority

Throughout the Muslim world, Islamic Feminism is taking shape. It presents alternative discourses on gender and Islam and aims to advance women’s rights within larger issues of social justice and minority rights. 1,185 more words

Gender Jihad and Epistemic Justice by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente

In previous articles I have developed my personal perspective on Islamic feminism as a third narrative pathway that responds to the two traditional hegemonic discourses that exist on Muslim women, which I call… 830 more words

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Menstruation, Ramadhan, and the Muslim Woman: beyond the whole "it's a break from prayer/fasting!"

This post was inspired in part by a vibrant discussion on Facebook at this FITNA group. (FITNA = Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America). Both the  discussion and the group are public intentionally, and we invite readers and participants in the group from all over the world. 6,123 more words

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