“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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Author Archives: Nahida
On February 10th, 2015, Yusor Abu Salha, 21, was shot execution-style alongside her husband of six weeks, Deah Barakat, 23, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, by a man who resembles a potato. The potato-terrorist’s name is Craig Stephen Hicks, … Continue reading
(For the valentine’s post, click here.) Once, there was a prince, whose father had decided it was time retire his crown and search for a queen fitted to rule alongside his son. So the king sent for his advisor to … Continue reading
It seems the women’s-only mosque in LA has brought out quite a bit of male panic—and brought out the white knights alike. Most of you have undoubtedly seen what Yasir Qadhi, Abu Eesa’s BFF, has had to say about it: … Continue reading
I’ve taken up a lot, and I’m not as flexible these days. I’ll come and go in terms of posting, but I won’t be back entirely until May. Please don’t miss me =) the archives are here for your perusal. … Continue reading
I honest to God was not going to write a post about this, but since I have begrudgingly begun, I’m going to make this as brief as possible. I don’t expect celebrities, like Katy Perry, or Madonna, or Lady Gaga–or, … Continue reading
I hope this post finds everyone well, happy, and looking forward to a new beginning, despite the reality that a new journey around the sun involves no indication that our old problems won’t continue. (They most certainly will.) With the acknowledgement … Continue reading
When I was an undergrad about a year and a half ago, I had a professor whose class was such a frustrating experience that even the memory of it is discomforting. Aside from the horrifying discussion she entertained in the … Continue reading