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
Looking “Pretty”: Muslim Women and the World of Cosmetics
“The Light in Her Eyes” Sheds Some Light on the Women of Syria
The Women that Need Saving: A Reflection on Lila Abu-Lughod’s “Do Muslim Women Need Saving?”

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