Author Archives: Nahida

Solicited Marriage Advice

For some reason y’all keep emailing me about relationship advice, presumably because when Muslim women convert to Islam there are imams who actually tell them they need to divorce their non-Muslim husbands. Forget those imams. What kind of “religious man” … Continue reading

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Removed from Societal Context: Verse 33:53, the Veil, and the role of Umar

Umar, the only corrupted caliph of the first four, publicized stoning as a punishment for adultery, a penal ordinance that does not appear in the Qur’an and was delivered by the Prophet in cases when the adulterer was non-Muslim, such … Continue reading

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Nahida sums up what is happening, in case you’ve been living under a rock.

When Colonialism Isn’t Enough Boko Haram, the male extremist militia who laughably refer to themselves as People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad, is still terrorizing Nigeria. Scholarly male douchebags of color who have claimed that … Continue reading

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You have the right to bear children.

You have the right to bear children. No one may enter your body and alter the state of your existence with an entitled twist of cold medical instruments. If you are impoverished, you have the right to bear children. If … Continue reading

Posted in child rights, class, color, culture, feminism, misogynoir, morality, race, religion, social justice, War On Women | Tagged , | 7 Comments

State of Israel Devises Ethnic Cleansing of Ethiopian Jews and Palestinians

Ayelet Shaked is a parliament member and lawmaker in Israel, the settler state built on Palestinian land, who remarked that all Palestinian mothers “have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists,” … Continue reading

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Imitating the Appearances of People of Color

I’ve been thinking about appropriation–not just cultural appropriation, but of a variation of appropriation that is equally if not just a little more sinister: the appropriation of appearance. This is something that is bodily, involves policing the autonomy itself of … Continue reading

Posted in body image, color, feminism, misogynoir, race | Tagged | 14 Comments

The State of Oppression and the Strategic Refusal of Responsible Parties to Recognize Justice

When confronted with criticism from immigrants, white Americans will often nonsensically retort, “If you hate America so much, go back to where you came from!” with the intention of forcing an admission that the place in question is worse. But … Continue reading

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