Tag: Feminism

Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

| August 31, 2016 | 2 Comments
Is Malala’s Response to Modesty on the Beach a Form of Slut-Shaming?

“No disrespect to Malala, but this kind of dichotomy thinking where it’s all or nothing positions people against each other. A woman can wear whatever she wants but by saying she’s wearing “nothing” when she’s just wearing less, is another form of slut-shaming. Malala isn’t intentionally slut-shaming, but the language she uses still carries that […]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

| August 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
EXCLUSIVE Interview with Abu Taubah Forces America to Look at Deeper War on Terrror

Shireen Qudosi talks with Abu Taubah, the Florida imam linked to Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen. Following the Orlando Shooting, FOX’s Greta Van Susteren interviewed Taubah, who was accompanied by his attorney. Shireen Qudosi got the other exclusive: a two-hour phone call where Taubah explored issues of race, extremism, leadership, immigration, women’s rights, and where he […]

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A Muslim Woman on Dating, Relationships, and Marriage

| August 15, 2016 | 2 Comments
A Muslim Woman on Dating, Relationships, and Marriage

Dating While Muslim The Muslim problem with dating — if we can call it that — is almost always one of culture than religion. Having tried the ‘marriage experiment’ once, I know that religion doesn’t play a role in the day-to-day, but culture definitely does. The same problem exists when dating while Muslim. It’s not about whether the guy […]

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Defending Ghazala Khan: “You did exactly what every Islamist does.”

| August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment
Defending Ghazala Khan: “You did exactly what every Islamist does.”

Telling Trump “You did exactly what every Islamist does,” Muslim Reformer and Trump Supporter Shireen Qudosi challenges Trump’s attack on grieving mother Ghazala Khan whose presence was undeniably powerful at the Democratic National Convention, alongside her husband Khizr Khan. While the back and forth exchange has been between Khizr Khan and GOP presidential nominee Donald […]

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She Rises: When Wild Women Find Each Other and Form a Pack

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
She Rises: When Wild Women Find Each Other and Form a Pack

Home has never been where I live. Home has been people, ideas and communities. I’ve found pieces of home here and there – a dive boxing gym run by a Vietnam War veteran, the eternal blue sky of Mongolian ancestors, and The Mago Circle. SHE RISES is a project I’ve collaborated on this year that talks […]

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Film Review: Gulaab Gang

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Film Review: Gulaab Gang

VICE calls them India’s Flux of Pink Ladies, a 400,000 strong army of women warriors clad in pink sarees and wielding staffs. They’re a new class of vigilante women in a country that has abandoned feminine sanctity, even though some Hindu gods are indestructibly powerful women. That sanctity was reclaimed in Gulaab Gang, an Indian […]

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Breaking the Boundaries of Fear and Silence: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Societies

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Breaking the Boundaries of Fear and Silence: the Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Societies

By Raheel Raza Source: Women’s Voices Now   When we say we are working together in the “struggle for women’s rights in Muslim majority countries,” we presume that women DO have rights in these countries, and that we are talking about a level playing field. I would say that as girls were buried alive before […]

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Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

| July 29, 2009 | 0 Comments
Between Culture and Corruption: The Story of Assiya Rafiq

By Nicholas D. Kristof Source: NY Times MEERWALA, Pakistan  – After being kidnapped at the age of 16 by a group of thugs and enduring a year of rapes and beatings, Assiya Rafiq was delivered to the police and thought her problems were over. Then, she said, four police officers took turns raping her. The […]

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