“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Patriarchy makes its claim.
- a declaration of jihad on the cultural oppression of Muslim women
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Monthly Archives: May 2011
The first time that blogger failed, I had a post up announcing that “glasses are sexy!” along with the following picture: sexy glasses Shortly afterward, I met with a friend for lunch, who casually expressed surprise, “You know, Nahida, that … Continue reading
In case you haven’t heard, the rapture has been postponed to October. I poke fun at those who believed it, but it’s fair for anyone to say that my beliefs are equally absurd. I personally don’t think so. =P But … Continue reading
were serial rapists, who drank heavily, attacked visitors in gangs, lusted after the power of angels, knew first hand of God but refused morality and cheated and lied and thieved. And raped. RAPED. Over and over. In mobs. Do you … Continue reading
Cordoba, Spain. Wallada bint al-Mustakfi was a poetess, who both wrote and inspired poetry, and is said to have been an ideal beauty for her time. (Blue eyes, blonde hair, and fair skin–that was always a thing, apparently.) Al-Mustakfi is … Continue reading
SalamAlaikum Nahida, First I want to say that I really love your blog, and I hope you don’t take this too hard, or the wrong way. I read your post about hair a few weeks ago, and I felt like … Continue reading
I can’t remember the very first experience. All I know is that it took a couple of times to get it right, to conform to what is the culturally acceptable response for a girl who had just been complimented. What … Continue reading