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European Court upholds France’s veil ban because covered faces make people uncomfortable

TweetIn a surprisingly honest but disturbing decision, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on the full-faced veil┬ábecause veiling makes people uncomfortable. S.A.S. is a 24-year-old French Muslim woman who wears a full-faced veil or niqab. She challenged the 2010 French law–which we’ve covered before–that bans wearing clothing that covers the face in [...]
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Does Lena Dunham’s “casual racism” matter?

TweetTwitter was abuzz over the weekend because of some rather unfortunate tweets sent out by–lady of the moment–Lena Dunham. Dunham instagram’ed a picture of herself with a shawl over her head, writing, “I had a real goth/fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap.” Arturo Garcia posted the offending tweet and image. The goth [...]
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Feministing Year In Review: Jos spreads the love

TweetDo you have any idea how lucky I feel to blog with such a brilliant, badass crew? I was supposed to pick two posts to highlight, but I totally cheated. As you’ll see this afternoon, cheating is the theme of the day. Anywho, here’s a few examples of times my fellow bloggers made my brain [...]
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Italy moves closer to banning face-coverings

TweetFollowing in suit with Belgium and France, Italy passed a draft law yesterday that entertains the expansion of public safety laws that would ban women from wearing face coverings. It appears that using government to fight religious expression is a continuing trend in the European Union. via Guardian UK. The draft, which was passed by [...]
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The limits of a WOC feminist stance within the context of global racism.

TweetA few days ago I was stuck in the airport and luckily caught Mona Eltahawy debating blogger Hebah Ahmed on Elliot Spitzer’s show on CNN “In the Arena” about the ban on face veils in France, piety, feminism and xenophobia. It is worth a watch because they both make really good points and also because [...]
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