The Limits on the Professional Muslimah

I grew up with a mother always insisting that I be an educated, professional woman. Her reasons were many, including that being a professional would help me retain a certain amount of flexibility and independence should crap hit the fan of life. I share the experience, not because it’s the exception, but because it’s common to the lives of many Muslimahs. I’ve lamented to friends that female Muslim physicians don’t have the space to talk about issues that are specific to us as women, … [Read more...]

Pink Yemen Taxi‏

Taxi in Yemen. Source: Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

In recent years, women-only taxi services offering convenient and safe transit have sprung up in major cities all over the globe. These "pink taxis," driven by women for women, offer a variety of benefits -- not only giving women the option of avoiding harassment by male drivers, but also offer employment opportunities, business ownership, and in some cases, empowered transit in funky, candy pink rides decked out with lady magazines, beauty kits, and alarm buttons. In Beirut, they're … [Read more...]


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