Challenging Stereotypes: Part II

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This post was originally published at wood turtle.Finally, here’s the fourth post in my series on the media stereotyping of Muslim women. It was an absolute joy to speak to these phenomenal women and it was so exciting to pick their brains. If I had the power, I would have invited everyone for a massive party.As I’ve pointed out throughout this series, these blogs and social media personalities are resource-mining and community-building. They are story telling with authentic voices and en … [Read more...]

Increasing Muslim Women’s Significance through Mediatization, Part I

A very interesting workshop was organized on November 24-25 by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) titled: “Female Actors in Islamic Public Sphere - Increasing Significance through Increasing Mediatization.” This was a great conference, and I wish I could recap it all for you. But I'll keep my review to the media-related panels.Maria Roeder from Mannheim University discussed how private life could be highly political: she raised the questions of who is defining what is public and … [Read more...]


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