By now most Muslims living in North America who have followed the Olympics even tangentially know about Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Muslim woman ever to compete in the Olympics in a hijab. The American Muslim community has been celebrating her well before she went to the Olympics and won a bronze medal. And rightlyContinue reading “Enough with the Clothes Shaming of Muslim Women”
Here is my latest for MMW on Beyonce, sexuality, and non-Black Muslim women. As I’ve seen more and more Muslim feminists praise Beyonce’s work I’ve had so many questions in my mind. In this post I propose many questions, thinking out loud about what’s been in my mind.
Here’s my latest on Muslimah Media Watch. Recently, The Daily Beast published an article on Pakistani – American porn star, Nadia Ali, along with an interview with her. It was overloaded with tired, old, racist, orientalist, and colonial discourses. I had to critique both the author’s work and Ali’s responses to the interview questions. Pornientalism,Continue reading “Muslim women in porn”
My newest piece for MMW is up. This time around I looked at the social media response to recent stories out of Pakistan having to do with violence against women. Although I didn’t plan to, I ended up writing about Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s work again.
My latest for Heartfelt: Reflections on Faith, Sex & Public Health is up. I wrote about the relationship between misogyny and sexual health for women. I could write so much more, but I hope that this at least starts the conversation.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve rejoined the writing team at Muslimah Media Watch. I wrote for the blog from the time it started in 2007 until the summer of 2009. It was such a wonderful experience that I asked to rejoin. And here’s my first piece back.
Dear fellow Muslims, I am TIRED. Tired, tired, tired. Actually, sick and tired, of the modesty discourse within our Muslim communities. Like, very effing tired of it. It is dehumanizing, it is objectifying, and it is dangerous for women. And I need to rant. But before I move on, I want to clarify two points.Continue reading “Modesty Discourse, Women, and Bodily Entitlement”
A few days ago I posted a conversation between Muslim women on the issue of Muslim women and mental health. If you haven’t had a chance to watch/listen to it please do. After watching the conservation I had a few thoughts of my own, on the issue of Muslim women and mental health, that IContinue reading “Muslim Women and Mental Health – Part 2”
I just watched this great conversation on Muslim women and mental health hosted by Our Voices. If you’re interested in the topic I encourage you to watch this video. It’s a great conversation between Dr. Rukhsana Chaudhry, Nadiah Mohajir, and Naaila Moumaris-Clay, and facilitated by Na’Aisha Malika B.
If you get a chance please check out this roundtable discussion between the women of Muslimah Media Watch (MMW) on Mona Eltahawy’s new book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. I have to admit that when it comes to Mona Eltahawy, I agree with the women of MMW.