Friday Links — January 15, 2009

After the Afghan parliament rejected several of his cabinet member appointments, Hamid Karzai submits new nominees, three of which are women. But don't get excited yet: the rejected nominees include a woman, so it's unclear whether parliament doesn't want any women, or just one in particular.One of Turkey's most prominent human rights lawyers reveals a secret about her family that may help begin to heal the Turkish-Armenian divide.Nadia Hassan speaks out about her invasive airport search … [Read more...]

Friday Links — January 8, 2010

The Yemen Observer profiles Dr. Nadiah Al-Kokabany.A 20-year-old girl was auctioned in a Pakistani village last week. Let me repeat that: AUCTIONED. May Allah keep her.The Age examines the Lebanese magazine Jasad.Dia Diwan interviews Kinda Hibrawi.A Dubai couple is facing jail if convicted of issuing forged marriage certificates to sex workers.Ms. Mehdi goes to the White House.More Jordanian women are leaving unhappy or bad marriages.Mideast Youth looks at the … [Read more...]

Friday Links — January 1, 2010

Happy (Gregorian) New Year, readers! Here's to another year together!A recent Cairo conference suggests that the sexual harassment of women is becoming a pan-Arab phenomenon, according to Al Ahram.Iran has barred single women from working for a state firm that operates a huge gas field and petrochemical plants on the shores of the Gulf.Hurriyet Daily News reports that the former director of Boğaziçi University blames women for the lack of women in administrative roles. Uh...The N … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 25, 2009

Fifteen-year-old Fahema Abdillahi has been missing for over a week. May Allah keep her.Afghan women write their stories for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.Iran plans on holding an International Congress on Successful Women Who Wear Hijab.A French parliamentarian said he would file legislation to bar Muslim women from wearing veils that hide their faces in public.Egypt’s Attorney General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud revealed that there were an estimated 9,351 under-age marriages in t … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 18, 2009

Salam waleykum, readers!As you can see, we have a lovely new look here at MMW. I hope you're as excited about it as we are!I also hope you can forgive the terrible job I'm going to do with this week's Friday links. I'll be honest: I thought I could do a quick linkup job last night. When I looked at my Delicious inbox and saw 100 new links, I knew I was wrong. So I'm just going to cut and paste all the links here (yes, all 100 of them), without my usual finesse or snark. I'll try to delete … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 11, 2009

Mariam Sobh, the woman behind Hijabtrendz, was featured in Turkey's Zaman.A supermarket in the U.K. has apologized after it forced a woman to remove her headscarf to enter the store.Jordan jails a man for 15 years because he murdered his daughter. May Allah give her peace and justice.ProgressiveIslam criticizes the USA Today's article on honor killing.WorldFocus examines self-immolations in Afghanistan.Lama Suleiman was elected as the first female deputy chairperson of the … [Read more...]

Friday Links — December 4, 2009

The American Spectator talks about how "un-Islamic" the niqab is. (eyeroll)Meanwhile, Tariq Ramadan believes France's attempt to ban the niqab reflects growing self-doubt in their society.The National and Sheikha Fatima agree: women in the U.A.E. have come a long way, baby.How Iraqi women are paying for their "liberation."News from The Feminist School on Iranian women activists and the Family Protection Bill.Britain's Baroness Warsi was egged last week. By Muslims. … [Read more...]