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”
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”