- An interview with Maryam Kershevarz about the film she directed, Circumstance, a fictional story about a relationship between two high school girls in Tehran.
- A new film called Tales of the Waria looks at transgendered women in Indonesia.
- Lebanon’s government has a new all-male cabinet, which is totally okay with at least one MP, because “we welcome their opinions, my house is full of women, and I am very popular among the female population.” Oh good.
- In Iraq, women from a feminist organization were attacked at a democracy demonstration.
- Tunisian activists work to make sure that women’s rights are protected in the new government. More here.
- KABOBfest writes a great response to the “Gay Girl in Damascus” saga.
- A look at Leila Ahmed’s latest book – what does that veil really symbolize, anyway?
- Bothaina Kamel is the first woman to run for president in Egypt.
- A participant at the Seeker’s Guidance retreat finds shaykhas hidden “right under our noses.”
- The Malaysian Obedient Wives Club is starting a chapter in Singapore, too, even thoughh Malaysia’s minister for women’s affairs says the “Obedient Wives Club” is giving the Muslim nation a bad image.
- The Ottawa Citizen profiles a hairdresser who wears hijab. They’re completely shocked that she is still able to cut hair without hers showing!
- Lebanon’s Daily Starexamines Azizah al-Hibri’s work with human rights issues.
- A Kenyan high school maintains that female students should not be allowed to wear headscarves.
- A rash of gang rapes in Iran cause authorities to blame the victims, of course. May Allah give these women justice.
Pheu Thai Party prime ministerial candidate Yingluck Shinawatra received a warm welcome from Muslim women when she campaigned in Thailand’s Yala province.
- The National looks at Kulsoom Abdullah’s fight to wear hijab while competitively weight-lifting. More from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
- A Kuwaiti MP suggests sex slavery. Yes, really. Shelina Zahra Janmohammed sounds off.
If we missed any news on Muslim women from this week, feel free to leave links in the comments!