Tag Archives: Islamophobia

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

TweetDo Muslim women need saving? Lila Abu-Lughod’s question challenges what has become, in her words, the “new common sense”: a “moral mainstreaming of global women’s rights” that urges Westerners to intervene on behalf of faraway women held hostage by “backwards” religious beliefs. As feminists, we might see reason to celebrate a global, energized focus on [...]
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Abercrombie stockroom worker fired for wearing a hijab wins in court

TweetIn 2011 we reported on Hani Khan, who was suing Abercrombie & Fitch after she was fired from a Hollister store (a subsidiary of Abercrombie). Khan worked in the stockroom, but she was fired because her hijab didn’t match the company’s “look policy.” Khan’s case was one of three the EEOC brought against Abercrombie. The [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetA woman is arrested for playing a banjo at a protest against attacking Syria. Did I mention she is a veteran of the Iraq War? Surgery can empower female genital mutilation survivors to feel sexual pleasure. The New York Times mentions abortion… in a wedding announcement. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd schools marriage equality critics. [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Dreamers blocked a bus deporting undocumented workers. In case you didn’t already have a crush on Mark Ruffalo (all 3 of you), check out his open letter for Stop Patriarchy Now, in which he talks about his own mother’s illegal abortion and defends reproductive freedom. The rate of circumcision of boys in the U.S. has [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code. Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.” Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do. Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever. The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of [...]
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