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Pot Roast and Imperial Justifications

August 5, 2012
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Pot Roast and Imperial Justifications

By Amal Rana “how come you don’t cover your hair?” my breath punches out of me in one big gasp as I pretend not to hear her “so how come you don’t cover your hair like all the women in your country?” she asks me again persistent, insistent, she is unaware that there is any...
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In honour of the leadership of US-born African-American/African-Caribbean/African-Latin@ Muslim women in responding to HIV/AIDS

August 4, 2012
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In honour of the leadership of US-born African-American/African-Caribbean/African-Latin@ Muslim women in responding to HIV/AIDS

By Prof Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé Islam can be fun! (Especially when dismantling interlocking oppressions and building just, sustainable, loving and laughing communities of resistance: Who knew!) Today, I have been writing on Islam and disabilities, about building truly inclusive communities, about thinking “beyond the room.” In the process of doing that, I started...
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Court: Namibia HIV Sterilization Violated Rights

August 3, 2012
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Three women of Namibia who have been diagnosed as HIV positive were coercively sterilized in violation of their basic rights, the High Court in Windhoek found on Monday. The court case was first filed in 2010, and the women are expected to be awarded financially, though no specific amounts have been disclosed. The three women, in...
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Salam in the City

August 3, 2012
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Salam in the City

By Sinat Giwa I’m told that I’m a stickler for formalities. My house on Rockwell Street in Chicago was its own sovereignty, where no closed doors (there were not many) went un-knocked before entering. No entry to the house went unacknowledged. No one ever left home without saying, “see you soon.” My parents’ friends or...
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The Hijab on the Pitch

August 3, 2012
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The Hijab on the Pitch

By Laurent Dubois On Friday, July 6, the French Football Federation announced that it would ban the wearing of hijab during all organized competitions held in France. The Federation declared that in doing so it was fulfilling its “duty to respect the constitutional and legislative principles of secularism that prevails in our country and...
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Striving for Muslim Women's Human Rights

August 2, 2012
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Striving for Muslim Women's Human Rights

By Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons I am a practicing Muslim and an Islamic scholar who received my Ph.D. with a focus on Islamic law and women from Temple University in 2002. I came into the tradition via Sufism, the Mystical Stream in Islam. It was my great fortune to meet and study with a Sufi...
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Seeing Muslim Women with Western Eyes

August 2, 2012
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Seeing Muslim Women with Western Eyes

By Josh Cerretti I am neither a Muslim nor a woman; however, I am attempting to enact feminism and social justice in the age of the ‘War on Terror’. Consequently, I see the necessity of thinking and acting as an ally to Muslim women. This is obviously an incomplete, challenging, and humbling process, but...
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Defining Muslim Feminist Politics through Indigenous Solidarity Activism

August 1, 2012
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Defining Muslim Feminist Politics through Indigenous Solidarity Activism

By Shaista Patel For the last several years, I have identified myself as a Muslim feminist in my activist and grad school circle(s). However, as I sat down to write this article, I suddenly felt quite nervous. I realized that I did not know if I would be recognized as a Muslim feminist by others....
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Muslim Feminisms Forum: An Introduction

August 1, 2012
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Muslim Feminisms Forum: An Introduction

By Dana Olwan and Sophia Azeb Nearly 1.8 billion people around the world annually celebrate Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar. For many, this means we abstain from food, water, and sex and from cursing, pridefulness, anger, jealousy, and other selfish temptations all month long, from sunrise to sunset....
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Sisters in Cinema: Where are the Black Women Film Directors?

July 30, 2012
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Sisters in Cinema: Where are the Black Women Film Directors?

By Evette Dionne Last week, the Twitterverse was gifted a priceless nugget when film director Ava DuVernay and her guild, AFFRM, released the trailer for her anticipated movie, Middle of Nowhere. The acclaimed project, which highlights the women and families that mass incarceration leaves behind, earned DuVernay the coveted Sundance Film Festival award for...
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