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#PrayforParis, Muslim Women and Third World Violence
Upon learning about the Paris attacks and the #PrayforParis hashtag that emerged,...
Friday Links - American flag hijabs, hate crimes,...
Saba Ahmed, the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, appeared on Fox...
Quantico’s Bait and Switch
This post was written by guest contributor, Fatin Marini (@FatinMarini1) When my blog,...
Afghanistan In Afghanistan, half of all deaths among women aged 15 to...
Bangladeshi Women, Media and the “Helpers of Allah”
This post is written by guest contributor, Sarabi N. Eventide (@SarabiNEventide) Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT),...
Emma Watson met with Malala Yousafzai in an interview posted online this...
Has Quantico got positive female Muslim roles covered?
This post is written by Guest Contributor Fatin Marini (@FatinMarini1) As of...
Why British MP’s statements defending Muslim women do...
This post was written by guest contributor Shereen Malherbe (@malherbegirl). Headline grabbing assertions made...
Women and Children First: How French Policies Impact...
This post is written by Guest Contributor, Sarabi N. Eventide (@SarabiNEventide). By...
Is H&M’s first Muslim model a positive move...
This post was written by guest contributor Shereen Malherbe (@malherbegirl). Mariah Idrissi is the...
“Why Helpless?” Victims of Racist Attacks Are Not...
A few days ago, as part of an event hosted by Columbia...
Book Review: Faïza Zerouala's Voices Behind the Veil
I am apparently on a book review kick for MMW, with my...
Not Between Her and Allah: Hijab-shaming in Malaysia
Hijab-shaming is a favourite activity for some Muslims, both on-and offline. In...
Niqab as an #Elxn42 Issue? Ridiculous
This post originally appeared in New Canadian Media. The recent decision in Canada...
British footballer or ISIS Bride
Last week as I perused through Twitter, an article in the Guardian...
Making Connections: Gender, Islamophobia and the Refugee Crisis
I write this post as an expression of solidarity, because as someone...
A year after she was elected as the Female Muslim MP in...
Muslim women in Morocco are demanding a female-only beach so they can...
Linda Sarsour is a woman in a hurry. Only 35, she has...
Are we Truly Breaking Stereotypes about Muslim Women?
What does it mean to ‘break’ a stereotype? Does it mean acting...
A recent study has shown the number of Saudi women who do...
A Creeping Sharia Freakout: How France’s latest “Muslim...
As is usually the case in France, any time anything happens where...
Muslim Basketball Players Design Own Outfits And You...
A community basketball team in Cedar-Riverside Minneapolis, consisting of young Somali girls,...
France's Jessica Houara
This article, co-authored by Laurent Dubois (@soccerpolitics) and MMW's Shireen Ahmed, previously...
Sports Hijab Industry Wins - Or Does It?
Women’s athletic wear has become a billion dollar business. Designers and sportswear...
Ignorant Solidarity with Muslim Sportswomen
Who doesn’t love stories and reports of young Muslims girls in Afghanistan,...
Warner Bros. Studios officials allegedly told two Muslim women wearing headscarves they...
Who Can Talk About Palestinian Misogyny?
Palestinian rap group Dam’s latest song “Who You Are,” featuring newest member...
Recent Muslimish News Coverage in the Geneva Daily...
Le Temps is the French part of Switzerland’s newspaper of record,...
#ListenNotSave - Niqab in Canada
Last month Canadian social media went wild...
On Sex Work and “Muslimness” as a Fetish
Before I go right into this post, I think I should make...
Tajik state television has aired a documentary that alleges that prostitutes in...
"Poetic Pilgrimage isn't just a rap group -- it's a statement...
A proposed headscarf ban in the Swiss Canton...
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"Amira & Sam" and the Hijab
The issue of stereotyping Muslims has been controversial throughout Hollywood’s history, and...
A group of Afghan men have marched through the capital Kabul in burkas to...
#SuitablyDressed: A hijab is perfectly suitable attire for...
This piece was written by guest contributor Amna Qureshi (@Amnamaq), and originally...
Review - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Refusing the Veil
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s Refusing the Veil, part of the Provocations series by Biteback...
A Potential Burqa Ban at the Federal Level...
The optimism in my last post, at least for Switzerland, has been...
Will Jordanian Hind Al Fayez Sit Down? A...
Women's participation in the Jordanian political scene has always been a controversial...
The Latest on the Headscarf "Situation" in Switzerland
The Swiss federal government gives a lot of leeway to cantons, cities...
Stability and Sustainability: Interview with Dr Hawa Abdi
It is a calm and cool afternoon in Nairobi, Kenya, when I...
Dear Muslim Leaders: I am a Convert not...
A few months ago I was applying for a job...
No Culture for Niqabis
The French "niqab" ban (burqa ban, whatever ban…call it what you will)...
Malalagate, Patriotism, and Disingenuous Agendas
Last week, Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai was declared a co-winner of...
South Africa’s Open Mosque : Media, Feminist Critiques...
The past month has been controversy ridden for the South African Muslim...
Why Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the First Emirati...
On September 23, an American-led campaign was launched to attack different targets...
I know, I know, hijab makes you beautiful
When I was 19 years old and just exiting from the rebellious...
Muslim Women in Sports Media: Is It Still...
On September 16, 2014, basketball’s international governing body, FIBA, announced it would...
My Subversive Little Girl in Blue
I’ve always been fascinated by how certain symbols function as gender markers...
Syrian Series "Bab Al Hara" and the Need...
Every year, the holy month of Ramadan brings lots of spiritual moments,...
Darkest Before Dawn: Ramadan in a Time of...
On June 25th, Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead at her home in...
A Ramadan Election
As a working mom, I'm used to feeling an anxiety rush in...
On Wasila Umaru and Child Marriage
The plight of Nigerian girls recently caught the attention of the world...
The Headwrap Expo: Shifting the Conversation
On June 8th, the 2014 Headwrap Expowas held in Dearborn, Michigan, billed...
The Sad Stories of Muslim Women in Pictures
My dad has been an avid photographer since I can remember. As...
Hijab Removal, Iranian Women, and Freedom of Dress
This post was originally published at Aquila Style. The liberal feminist organisation...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the “Villains” of Islam
A few weeks ago, Brandeis University announced that Ayaan Hirsi Ali would...
The Crimes and Punishment of Apostasy and Adultery
Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese doctor who married a Christian man in 2011,...
A Muslim Woman Is Running for Congress -...
This post was written by Laila Alawa (@lulainlife). There’s a new face in town...
All of Our Missing Daughters
On April 15th about 300 girls were kidnapped from a Government Girls...
Indonesia’s trans Muslim Maryani: “Seeking Paradise is not...
An article in the Jakarta Post last week followed the latest developments...
The Countdown to the Jaafari Law Decision
On April 30th the Jaafari Personal Status Law will be voted on...
Negotiating Muslim Steampunk
This post was originally published at wood turtle. Goggles and gears, corsets...
What Do We Make of the “Indian” Converts...
There is a lot of talk recently about “Latin” and Spanish-speaking converts...
The Bee and the Butterfly
This post was originally published at wood turtle. This woman is my...
Muslimah Lifestyle Videos Offer More than Just Hijab...
This post was written by guest contributor Kristin Peterson (@KrissyPetey), who also...
The Art of “Guilt-ing” Muslim Women into (Un)Covering
I am not a hijabi. My choice is not religious or political,...
Grey Zones of #letsamahplay
Crossposted from Tumblr. I have been sent @DivineDavis’ recent popular tweet -...
Mata Najwa: A Rare Glimpse of Real Journalism...
Sometimes I don’t know where to start when it comes to critiquing...
Rediscovering Noor Inayat Khan and the Good Muslim
I will confess that I first became aware of Noor Inayat Khan,...
Not in Our Name: Muslim Women and the...
A few weeks ago, I spoke as part of a panel at...
How "Do Muslim Women Need Saving?" Saved Me
“This book is about what lies behind such deceptively simple responses to...
Unintended Consequences: Minority Rights and Policy Making in...
For many years now, countries around the world have been faced with...
Documenting Egypt’s Revolution: Al-Midan (The Square) Reviewed
Jehane Noujaim’s recent film, Al-Midan (translation: The Square), follows a group of...
The First Saudi Woman to become Editor-in-Chief: New...
On February 16, 2014, Khaled Almaeena announced his resignation as head of...
In Love with the Army: Media Images of...
"This is a man adored by Egyptians. And if he wants to...
Mothering in an Age of Gendered Islamophobia
This post was originally published at wood turtle. This is the second...
Veil Stereotypes: Constructing and Distorting Muslim Women
This post was first published at wood turtle. Last summer I spoke at...
A Computer and a Webcam: Finding Muslim Love...
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I have found myself wondering about relationships,...
Britain and the Veil: From Jack Straw to...
The debate about whether or not “we” should have a debate about...
Am I Dressed Appropriately? Or Why That's None...
Last Wednesday, social media was abuzz with the published findings of a...
One-Dimensional Hijab Stories
In a previous post, I talked a little about the 99 Hijab...
Bones of the #Mipsterz Debacle
The beginning of December brought a season of joy and cheer. For...
Entrenching Stigma: Malaysia’s Cross-Dressing Law
2013 ended with another decision, somewhere in the world, to entrench the...
Uneasy Solidarity and the Hijab
As the debate on Quebec’s Charter of Secularism (formally the unaptly named...
Forced Conversions and the Nigerian Media
If Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, the fastest...
A South African Muslim Woman's Memories of Mandela
I wrote part of this piece when Dr Laury Silvers asked me...
Are Converts News?
Growing up in Mexico, I had a very rudimentary understanding of religion...
Open Letter to Daphne Bramham on Women's Soccer…...
I recently penned a letter to a Canadian journalist whose article was...
A Hijabi in Healthcare: The Story of Dr....
The recent debates on Quebec’s Charter of Values and on hijabis in...
"I Wasn’t Always Dressed Like This": A Documentary...
The concept of wearing hijab tends to stir controversy around the world,...
On Sexual Violence and Media Portrayal in Pakistan
Years ago, loose gravel on a trail up Margalla Hills landed me...
Sexy Fun and What’s Up with “Halal” Sex...
Growing up in Mexico, immersed in a culture that debated “Western” values...
Tudung or Not Tudung?: Hijabis in Singaporean Workplaces
In Singapore, the hijab is more commonly referred to with the Malay...
The “Story” of Suha Omar Ali
“I can’t follow the news anymore, it’s too much.” Over the last...
Age Is Not Just a Number: A Look...
The last few months have witnessed an uproar in my home state,...
What Should We Make of the Malala Issue?
Editor’s note: Malala Yousafzai has been extensively covered in media lately, and several...
Is Pakistan Really Neverland?: Malala, the Perpetual Child...
Editor’s note: Malala Yousafzai has been extensively covered in media lately, and several...
From Gaga to Malala: Muslim Women as Stereotypes...
Editor's note: Malala Yousafzai has been extensively covered in media lately, and several...
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