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Feminists…in Pakistan?

October 15, 2012
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Feminists…in Pakistan?

By Madihah Akhter As the upcoming U.S. presidential election dominates the headlines, the uncomfortably familiar rhetoric prioritizing religion’s role in American politics continues. One can recall, for example, when John McCain defended President Obama against accusations that the President is an Arab (read: Muslim) by stating, “No, he is a good man.” The audience...
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Surgery Successful for Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

October 10, 2012
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Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year old who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan on October ninth, has undergone successful surgery to remove the bullet from her head. Malala was targeted for her outspokenness against the Taliban and her activism for education for girls. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the shooting. Two men with...
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World Contraception Day

September 26, 2012
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World Contraception Day

Today, September 26th, is World Contraception Day. And here at TFW, we invite you to consider what contraception has meant and may still mean to your own life (especially if you have sex with men), as well as to the lives of girls and women throughout the world. Recognizing this day is especially significant...
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Sophia Azeb Responds to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

September 21, 2012
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Sophia Azeb Responds to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Examine the image above carefully. What do you see? No, it’s not a parody from The Onion. It’s actually the cover of this week’s edition of Newsweek, and in it Ayaan Hirsi Ali – the lamentably popular author of such stimulating reads as Infidel and The Caged Virgin – actually provides a guide on...
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Storytelling: Or, Autoethnography in the Academic Industrial Complex

September 14, 2012
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Storytelling: Or, Autoethnography in the Academic Industrial Complex

By Mejdulene B. Shomali When my sisters and I were young, we’d ask our father to tell us a story before bedtime. I’m not sure how this request came about, except that we watched our fair share of television, where programs like Full House and Family Matters dominated the after-school scene, and impressed upon...
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There Is No Water in Our Survival Kit

September 4, 2012
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There Is No Water in Our Survival Kit

By Fakhra Hassan The date is 28th April, 2012. The city is Lahore. The venue is the Lahore Press Club. On behalf of the Institute of Peace and Secular Studies (IPSS), we come together to condemn one of the most brutal massacres of Hazara Shi’as, yet another persecuted minority sect, that has made it...
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Go (or don't go?) Topless Day

August 26, 2012
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Go (or don't go?) Topless Day

By Marie-Laure Rives Today is Go Topless Day! GoTopless.org is a U.S.-based organization founded in 2007, claiming that women have the same constitutional right as men to go bare-chested in public. Moira Johnston, an activist who has already been walking topless through New York City streets for the past weeks, explains that she wants “to...
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On Being Terrorized and “Terrorist”

August 14, 2012
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On Being Terrorized and “Terrorist”

By Nishant Upadhyay I was born June 5, 1984 in Prince Edward Island (PEI). In Amritsar that day, Indira Gandhi ordered Indian troops to attack the Golden Temple.  Hundreds of Sikhs were killed.  State-sponsored genocide. Some 28 years later, August 5, 2012, Vivaan, my nephew, first great grandchild to my grandparents, is born in...
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On “America’s New Sweetheart”: Gabby Douglas, Black Performance, and Belonging

August 10, 2012
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On “America’s New Sweetheart”: Gabby Douglas, Black Performance, and Belonging

By John Murillo III   Meditations on African performance and subjectivity are always already spoken by this grammar and haunted by these ghosts. For whatever ‘Africa’ means when spoken by Africans, whatever it means in the moment of performance, that cannot change Africa’s paradigmatic relation to other place-names and the people of those places....
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Reframing the Discussion: Concluding Thoughts on the Forum on Muslim Feminisms.

August 5, 2012
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Reframing the Discussion: Concluding Thoughts on the Forum on Muslim Feminisms.

By Dana Olwan and Sophia Azeb For too long, Muslim feminists have endured the question of whether Islam and feminism can coexist. This seemingly innocent question, asked on the part of concerned feminists and others, presumes (and sometimes even enshrines) the claim of Islam’s incongruity with feminism. The underlying assumptions that frame this tired...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Alice Lovelace: Toni Cade made an art of living/ Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved/ Toni listened and we were validated/ She is the breast that fed our union/ Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment.

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