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"Cut your wings" by Leila Ali from Tunisia

It wasn’t said to me, not straight and harsh like that, but it was said indirectly and slowly with time.  It was said in words that took the mask of advice even though they seemed more like threats and an abuse of power. 771 more words

English

Kashmir is a Feminist Issue

Guest Post by SONAM MITTAL

To understand why Kashmir is a feminist issue, let’s take up a hypothetical, or not-really-so-hypothetical-after-all, situation of an abusive relationship. 1,329 more words

Human Rights

Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan

My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule to all levels of basketball; in order to create an even playing field for both men and women of all faiths such as Sikh’s Hindus and Muslims. 553 more words

English

Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

By Sabeeha Rehman

This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on being Muslim in America today.

Threading My Prayer Rug is a richly textured reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today. 1,181 more words

The Muslim Times

She still suffers...

Date Created: October 2013

Medium: Thin Black Sharpie on A4 size Ivory Sheet

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am.  I want to decide that for myself.”-Emma Watson … 257 more words
Art

Suheir Atassi’s swimsuit and our moral bankruptcy

Syria’s Suheir Atassi

Millions of women around the world do this daily without attracting much attention, but recently, Suhair Atassi, a prominent, secular Syrian opposition figure was spotted wearing a swimsuit at a Turkish resort. 762 more words

Islam