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  • feministinger commented on the blog post Once Upon a (Feminist) Time   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thanks for writing this! I have been thinking about writing an article on this show for a while now because of its feminist undertones and you’ve done a great job in doing so. Emma Swan is a brilliant character and the show is very fascinating because of complex characters like Rumpelstiltskin (he’s quickly becoming my [...]

  • feministinger commented on the blog post Feminist Rage: Why Are People Threatened By It?   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thanks for reading and your comment, Helen! I am sorry to hear that you have had to face this type of racial harassment and that the people close to you haven’t responded in a sensitive and compassionate way. I think you are right in saying that people want to believe that we live in a [...]

  • Shahida commented on the blog post Feminist Rage: Why Are People Threatened By It?   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thanks for your comment! I agree with your breakdown. What concerns me is that, in reference to #2, the people who have questioned me/other victims don’t all fall into the “straight, white male” category. There are also people who fall into the problematic “Other” category, have been harrassed themselves, and have simply learned to feed [...]

  • Shahida wrote a new blog post: Feminist Rage: Why Are People Threatened By It?   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I have written here before about the devastating impact of street harassment . Last time I pledged it wouldn’t be the last time I stood up to a street harasser. And I have followed through with my pledge – today when a man violated my personal space by pressing his body on mine, whispered in my ear, [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post No, I Won’t Listen – Is That a Problem?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thanks for your comment! I am very flattered/ happy to hear this article helped you in analyzing your situation more. I wonder if your coworker doesn’t know how much it bothers you, and how inconsiderate it might be. Oftentimes we show the utmost respect to others and expect the same (as we rightly should in [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post No, I Won’t Listen – Is That a Problem?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thanks so much for your comment, encouragement and experience! It was so interesting to learn that something similar can happen although in a different form, but I am very sorry you experienced that especially when it comes to something pleasurable and enlightening like reading. I was very much a bookworm too and would be approached [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post No, I Won’t Listen – Is That a Problem?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thanks for your comment, Jenny! I had suspected that I was alone in this type of experience but it seems I am really not. I am not sure why people think it’s all right to do that with anyone. I find it hard to differentiate when someone is trying to bother me or ask me [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Nepal: Shaming Womanhood   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thank you for writing about such an important issue. It’s very sad that Nepali women are forced to endure this oppressive state of exile and I feel sick just reading about it.

  • Shahida Arabi wrote a new blog post: No, I Won’t Listen – Is That a Problem?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    A strange and interesting trend has emerged from my life experiences. I wouldn’t have noticed it unless there were several incidents where a similar uncomfortable event occurred, leaving me feeling desperate, scared and confused. It’s odd and probably doesn’t mean much, except that I have gotten to the point where I am enraged and I want it to [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post The Most Important Role? Motherhood, Marriage, and Feminism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    inherently unequal*

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post The Most Important Role? Motherhood, Marriage, and Feminism   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Thought-provoking post. While I understand why this was controversial, I think it’s important to also recognize that Portman is also an individual, not just her sex/gender identity. If a man had said fatherhood was his most important role, we wouldn’t blink twice. But since a woman is saying that, it holds totally different connotations for [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post “All Asses Are Not Created Equal”   3 years, 12 months ago · View

    Thank you for writing this!! I too am tired of seeing white, non-shapely women on almost every advertisement especially one for curviness. However, I would argue with the idea that curvy is a euphemism for “fat” or just another way to say plus-size although that’s how it is often distorted in media. Curvy doesn’t necessarily [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Sexual Assault at Drake University Frat   4 years ago · View

    Thanks for writing this. Male rape (weird how the word rape has become synonymous in society with WOMAN as victim and male as perpetrator) is too underreported and the stigma is what causes this the most. Not only the stigma of being a male and being vulnerable, but being labelled homosexual because of sexual assault [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    I am not sure if I get completely what you are asking. Are you saying that feminists who talk about the inclusion of men’s viewpoints/struggles are often dismissed as self centered and lacking empathy because they’re not focusing on women? If so, I would hope that it’s NOT the case that such a reaction is [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    Hi Eugene, Thanks so much for your in-depth response. I definitely agree with the fact that there are shades of grey when it comes to feminism, and I also recognize that the experience of feminists from a male perspective also hugely influences what the male perspective on feminism is. I have met men before who [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    Hi James, Thanks for your response! I can understand your feeling of being excluded from the movement and I think it’s great you are also challenging whether or not Feministing is a true representation of the feminist movement. The idea of outrage over discussion and injuring sensitivities also interests me because I’ve also found myself [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    Thanks for your link! You’re right, I could’ve chosen a better word than “purity” since it implies that women who have a different sexual lifestyle are somehow “impure” which I did not intend to express at all. I think abstinence would be a better term for this article. My bias definitely comes out with that [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    You’re right, the younger generation isn’t the only one making these assumptions. Older generations most likely struggle with understanding what the modern feminism is and the differences between an “old” feminism focused on civil rights and a “new” feminism that includes things like an emphasis on reproductive rights, changing sexual double standards, etc. This could [...]

  • Shahida Arabi commented on the blog post Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • Shahida Arabi wrote a new blog post: Myths about Feminism Among the Younger Generation   4 years ago · View

    As someone who has been called a “fake feminist” by an ignorant person with assumptions about what being feminist means, I have always wanted to write a post that takes the Feminist label out of the box and deconstructs what it really means. However, before doing that, the myths about feminism have to be targeted [...]

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