Friday Links | July 15, 2011

The British Jihad Against Violence gets some coverage in Common Ground News.Surprise! The Iranian government will support books about hijab and modesty.USA Today profiles Kulsoom Abdullah's and her fight to wear hijab during weightlifting competitions.Women in rural Bangladesh raise money for their own microfinance programs.British Muslim men are urged to "find women from within their own community" instead of "outsourcing" wives.Muslim women in parts of Australia would be … [Read more...]

Obligatory Richard Dawkins Post

So Richard Dawkins is an asshat. Anyone surprised?Here's the comment he left on a thread that discussed sexism: Dear MuslimaStop whining, will you. Yes, yes, I know you had your genitals mutilated with a razor blade, and . . . yawn . . . don't tell me yet again, I know you aren't allowed to drive a car, and you can't leave the house without a male relative, and your husband is allowed to beat you, and you'll be stoned to death if you commit adultery. But stop whining, will you. Think of … [Read more...]

The New York Post’s DSK Victim-Blaming

Here's today's front page of The New York Post, victim-blaming Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser. You can email your concerned, disgusted reactions to to the Women's Media Center for the tip. … [Read more...]

Friday Links | June 24, 2011

A nine-year- old Peshwari girl was forced to wear suicide vest. An Indonesian woman was put to death by decapitation in Saudi Arabia this week.  Her daughter plans to press charges, while Indonesia wonders whether or not its citizens are so well protected abroad. Meanwhile, another maid is murdered in Saudi Arabia. May Allah give them peace and justice. Kenyan Islamic groups clash over appointment of female qadis. You can't wear hijab as a soccer referee in Quebec: another … [Read more...]

That Post Where Maureen Dowd Got Ripped a New One

Maureen Dowd has opinions, everybody! And she is gracious enough to share them with us little people.When she heard about the June 17 campaign to drive that Saudi women are mounting on Facebook, the first thing Dowd did was call up her friend Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who is “a pillar of modernity in the medieval kingdom.” In fact, that’s exactly how she opens the piece—it’s very important that we know she has connections. And it’s very important that we know just how mod … [Read more...]

Friday Links | June 10, 2011

In case you didn't hear, FIFA barred Iran's women's soccer team from the field over their headgear. Plenty has been written about why it happened, and the subject may be reopened for discussion. Maybe they can wear this?Some cool research focuses on Muslim women who lived through the Khmer Rouge.Lamia Shakkour, Syria's ambassador to France, may or may not have resigned. We're not sure, because the woman who resigned may be an impersonator.Controversy in the southern U.S. as a … [Read more...]

Friday Links | June 3, 2011

Activists have demanded the authorities in Egypt prosecute anyone responsible for subjecting protesters to alleged virginity tests earlier this year.Al Jazeera interviews Lamees Dhaif about her career and censorship of journalists.On Mauritania's young women who voluntarily resort to dangerous methods to gain weight.On the "colony of wives" left behind in Canada.A judge has given a Kenyan high school the last chance to respond to a suit by a Muslim student who is seeking court … [Read more...]