Iranian Protests Spark Discussions about Hijab, Oppression, and Freedom

By Laura El Alam The recent so-called “hijab protests” in Iran have been making headlines and bringing the Islamic dress code into public debate once again.  The suspicious death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died after being detained by police in Tehran for allegedly violating the compulsory [...]

2022-10-17T14:34:10+00:00October 17th, 2022|Muslim Women|

What is Orientalism and How Does it Affect Muslim Women?

Ayah Aboelela The semester I learned about orientalism as an undergrad marked a clear before and after in my life. Because once I understood what orientalism was, I simply couldn’t un-see it—and it was everywhere. From fantastical movies like Disney’s Aladdin, to classic, high-school syllabus books like Charlotte Bronte’s [...]

2022-06-02T23:44:39+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Muslim Women|
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