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Salam alaikum, readers!

I’m traveling this week, and so I didn’t have any time to put together my usual Friday Links.

I thought I would share one link with you, however. I spoke with Voice of America about stereotypes of Muslim women in Western media. I hope you enjoy it!

Since this week saw International Women’s Day, I wanted to check in with everyone.

What did you do for International Women’s Day? Did you participate in local or international events?

  • Becky

    I wore the hijab all day, as a part of an event in Denmark, to support women’s free right to wear – or not to wear, the hijab.

  • http://musicalchef.wordpress.com musicalchef

    Good article, but dammit why do they always have to use “veil” or “unveil” in titles of articles about Muslim women?

  • http://www.etalks.tv etalks.tv

    Hereby I want to inform you, that the audiovisual recording of
    the lecture of Mrs. Arshi Saleem Hashmi (Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad/National Defense University Islamabad-Pakistan) in Vienna “Pakistan in crisis” is now online on the site etalks.tv under this link:

    http://etalks.tv/blog/2010/03/09/arshi-saleem-hashmi-we-dont-want-to-lose-our-country/

    The audiovisual recording has been contributed by the U.S. Embassy Vienna/Austria, Women without Borders and etalks.tv

    You can use the link on your own website too, if you wish to add it to your media section.

  • Fatemeh

    @ musicalchef: I KNOW. I thought the same thing when I saw the title.

  • Jannah

    Westerners (defined as those who define Muslim as “other”) have a gigantic veil obsession. I can only wonder that it says more about something strange going on deep in their psyches than it does about us.


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