Skin Deep: Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty

Anyone who’s heard of Jessica Simpson knows that she's not portrayed in the best manner when it comes to the media. Criticisms about her weight and failed relationships are constantly on top of entertainment news. For this reason, Jessica Simpson now has her own show on VH1, called The Price of Beauty, where she travels around the world to experience different cultures and understand the true meaning of beauty. In the most recent episode, Jessica traveled to Morocco, where she became familiar w … [Read more...]

Jihad Jane & Co.: Brainwashed or Hell-Bent?

The phrase “homegrown terrorist” is being thrown around a lot these days. ABC News used it in reference to Colleen LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman who has been charged with using the Internet for terrorist recruitment. She has also been accused of planning to kill Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who drew cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog.In a similar story, Jamie Paulin-Ramirez from Colorado was detained in Ireland under the accusation to kill the same Swedish cartoonist. The … [Read more...]

It’s My Very First One!

So I guess I'm the newbie to MMW, and I'm really, really excited about it! I guess you can tell by the title that this is my first post. I'm looking forward to sharing my critique and analysis on Muslim women in the media, and I hope you, as readers, will be interested in whatever I write whether you agree or disagree.A little about myself:My name is Ruqia, and I'm a student at the University of Houston. I'm majoring in Journalism and minoring in Women's Studies. After I'm done with my … [Read more...]