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Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes?

It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I…

Islamic State ‘fatwa’ ordering FGM ‘likely to be a hoax’

The Telegraph: by Richard Spencer — A “fatwa” by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now…

Women Form A Negative View Of Other Women More Quickly Than Men Do Of Men

Source: Forbes By Peggy Drexler Contributor: I write about gender, work and the modern family. I wrote about the increase in the numbers of “queen bees” in the workplace, women who aim…

Man tore off woman’s hijab in Long Beach hate crime; suspect sought

he Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area. Authorities said…

Local Attorney to Present “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women” Today

Epigraph: But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow…

Muslim groups slam new call for UK burka ban

Muslim groups across the UK have hit out against a campaign to ban burkas, saying the “dangerous” move would fuel Islamophobia at a time of increasing racial tensions in Britain.…

Church Of England To Vote On Consecrating Women Bishops, Raising Activists’ Hopes

Epigraph: But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow…

Local Attorney to Present “Declaration of Equalities for Muslim Women”

When the Iranian revolution of 1979 took place, Nadia Shahram was a student in Buffalo, New York, far away from her family in Iran. But her mother and sisters were…

U.S. justices uphold firms’ religious objections to contraception

Reuters.com: by Lawrence Hurley — WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that owners of private companies can object on religious grounds to a provision of President…

Islam’s Way to End Violence Against Women? Civilized Men

Huff Post: by Qasim Rashid — A woman’s dress, marital status, and lifestyle do not inspire violence against women. Violence against women exists because the men in their lives —…

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women’s Rights: A Daughter

NY Times: WASHINGTON — It was, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg later said, “such a delightful surprise.” In a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist suddenly turned into a feminist,…

Hijab protests rock East Jerusalem’s Christian schools

The church-run schools in East Jerusalem are considered the best schools in that part of the city — some would say in the entire city. Their Christian administrators are proud…

Kirstie Allsopp – Are her views on women for real?

The Telegraph: by Emma Barnett — If we all lived by Kirstie Allsopp’s view of the world, why bother giving girls an education at all, asks Emma Barnett Does she…

Honour abuse doesn’t just happen abroad – it’s here on our doorsteps

Telegraph: by Jasvinder Sanghera As the world learns of Farzana Parveen’s fate, a pregnant woman who was stoned and beaten to death by her own family in Lahore, Jasvinder Sanghera…

A Brave Woman Published These Photos to Show Us What Domestic Violence Looks Like

PolicyMic: by Marcie Bianco — “Does this look like LOVE TO ANY ONE OF YOU?” That was the rhetorical question Angela Bower posed to her friends and family after posting…

ENABLING PAKISTAN

War on the Rocks: by Myra McDonalds — The past few months have seen a particularly high-profile series of murders in Pakistan. An American cardiologist volunteering at a hospital in…

Broken consciences: The Pakistani woman

The Express Tribune: by Asad Rahim Khan — It’s not stoning to death. Not exactly, if we’re to follow the police’s line. A woman wasn’t stoned to death in broad…

India gang-rape: Victims’ relative calls for public hanging of attackers

By Harmeet Shah Singh and Faith Karimi, CNN updated 6:29 AM EDT, Sat May 31, 2014 Katra village, India (CNN) – Mourners sat on mud floors at a village in India…

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