Friday Links — May 15, 2009

  • Women in Mauritania who press charges for sexual assault face the risk of jail time because of poorly defined laws and stigma that criminalize victims rather than offenders.
  • Nuseiba discusses Orientalism and portrayals of “the other” in art and media in parts 1 & 2.
  • Taif University is starting a campaign to encourage university students to recognize the religious significance of the hijab.
  • Indian Muslim women organized a fast to urge a ban on certain practices within the community.
  • Two women have been murdered and buried in Pakistan. May Allah give these women peace and justice.
  • Quota systems for women in parliament are receiving different receptions in Kuwait and Yemen.

Oh Canada… Not So True or Free
The Sad Stories of Muslim Women in Pictures
Looking “Pretty”: Muslim Women and the World of Cosmetics
The Women that Need Saving: A Reflection on Lila Abu-Lughod’s “Do Muslim Women Need Saving?”