The Cracking Façade of Tradition and Patriarchy

This post was written by guest contributor Yasmin N. Ali.I was seventeen years old when I first encountered, in full force, the hierarchies that are often built into many Muslim communities.  Back then, I was fighting to make my debate team coed so I’d get one more year of experience before I graduated high school.  I went to an Islamic school, and mixing with the opposite gender was frowned upon.  Eventually, I succeeded in making my team coed while also acquiring a distaste for things done … [Read more...]