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Why Marjane Satrapi’s serial killer comedy falls short

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Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Marjane Satrapi, an Iranian-born graphic novelist, writer, painter, and now film director, stormed the world of French comics with her autobiographical graphic novel, Persepolis.

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How we obsess over and then ignore violence against Muslim women

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The killing of Muslim bodies is nothing new. The 14-year institutionalized effort known as the War on Terror is in many ways the latest installment of centuries of anti-Muslim violence. But the murders of Razan, Yusor, and Deah last week delivered a soul-crushing reminder that no amount of American Dream can safeguard us

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

The killing of Muslim bodies is nothing new. The 14-year institutionalized effort known as the War on Terror is in many ways the latest installment of centuries ...

"free speech isn't a license to spread hate"

Ms. Marvel fights evil of anti-Muslim bus ads in San Francisco

The current Ms. Marvel is a New Jersey girl from a Pakistani family named Kamala Khan. When the character got her own series last year, she became the first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel comic book. Now she’s fighting Islamophobia in the real world. 

The current Ms. Marvel is a New Jersey girl from a Pakistani family named Kamala Khan. When the character got her own series last year, she became the first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel comic book. Now she’s ...

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

Do 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 gender. But Abu-Lughod argues persuasively that we have to approach these appeals with caution. Her analysis upsets not only wrong-headed ideas about the “Muslim women” we seek to save, but also fantasies of freedom and consent that form the basis of Western feminism.

Do 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 ...

Abercrombie stockroom worker fired for wearing a hijab wins in court

In 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 company’s policy sounds not unlike that of the school that sent Tianna Parker home for having dreadlocks.

Now a federal judge has ruled that Abercrombie & Fitch owes Khan damages. From NBC:

Abercrombie argued to the court that store associates should be classified as “living advertisements,” and that their appearance is protected by commercial speech.

Judge Rogers found that argument wanting, noting that employees may wear other ...

In 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A 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. When a pastor asked him, “If you call yourself a Christian, why don’t you believe the words of Jesus in the Bible?” Rudd replied: “Well mate, if I was going to have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition. Because St Paul said in the New Testament, slaves be obedient to your masters. And therefore we should have ...

A 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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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 dropped by 10%. Here’s why.

It turns out female priestesses used to rule Peru.

Kenya’s unsafe abortion epidemic.

Roofie-detecting glasses coming out soon.

The formerly invisible women behind the March on Washington are honored.

Sorry, rabid anti-choicers and anti-women’s health activists. The Arizona law to defund Planned Parenthood got struck down.

Women in Sweden wear hijabs to protest attack on Muslim women.

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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 ...

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