“Chay” It Again: A Look at the Latest Issue of Chay Magazine

The latest issue of Chay magazine has come out and MMW is on it.For those of you who are not familiar with Chay, it is a Pakistan based magazine dealing with issues of sexuality. MMW has covered it twice already, once before the first issue, and then again when the first issue came out.Topics in Chay's second issue include the issue of compartmentalizing gender (No Middle Ground by Haroon Shuaib), covering an Indian human rights organization designed to help transgender people (...and the … [Read more...]

Iran unveils new car for women

As soon as I saw the headline, I have to admit I was thinking "huh?" and "what!" I'm not too keen on products geared towards women because usually these products rely heavily on stereotypes. Unfortunately, this new feminine car does just that.It's suppose to come out in a range of "feminine colors" and "interior designs" because we are just so keen on how our car looks. I guess those guys in my neighborhood who spend thousands of dollars on rims and getting their car waxed didn't get the memo … [Read more...]

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Muslim Women’s Discussion in Britain

Spiced Spare Ribs! A Woman's Question Time was a refreshing hour-long panel/audience discussion that touched on a lot of issues affecting British Muslims, Western Muslims as well as Muslims from around the globe. The women on the panel were four extremely articulate women: Catherine Heseltine (seated on the far left), Khola Hassan (seated next to Catherine), Fatima Zohra (seated on the far right) and Humera Khan (seated next to Fatima). You can view a video of the panel here.When I first saw … [Read more...]