Friday Links


A group of Afghan men have marched through the capital Kabul in burkas to draw attention to women's rights.A group of Afghan men have marched through the capital Kabul in burkas to draw attention to women's rights. Pakistani group "No Guts, No Heart, No Glory" hopes to change the way some media outlets depict Muslim women as oppressed and subservient, weak victims, or jihadi brides. Yasmeen Kamel writes about hiring policies that target Muslim women in the US, and discusses the court case … [Read more...]

Reactions to Hasna Kandatu’s Protest: Shaking the World or Sensationalism?

This post was written by guest contributor Christly Palacio.Some Philippine news outlets, such as, recently reported on the sole Filipina featured in Newsweek’s list of “150 Women Who Shake the World”.  A short biography is offered on the project website:“Daily unrest on the Philippines island of Mindanao, ongoing since the early 1970s, had made business life impossible in the small village of Dano; the women couldn’t sell goods at the market for fear of violence, and the ma … [Read more...]