Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gaza’s unhappy sister wives – by Asmaa Al-Ghoul

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/gaza-hamas-conservative-rise-of-polygamy.html They entered the hairdresser’s shop together. One looked serious, covered in traditional Islamic dress; while the other seemed more lively, wearing pants and lots of makeup. The first woman had an authoritarian air that she tried to impose on … Continue reading

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Exposing the Secret of Domestic Abuse in Egypt – by Reem Abdellatif

http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/03/23/exposing-the-secret-of-domestic-abuse-in-egypt/ It wasn’t easy growing up as a teenage Muslim girl, with a father who thought he owned your body just because he put a roof over your head or food on the table. Not just that—this was a Muslim … Continue reading

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Gender and the War on Terror

Originally posted on Strife:
By Caroline Cottet: Specialist Lynndie England holds an Iraqi detainee on a lead at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, 2003. Photo: Wikipedia. When making sense of the people and things around us, it is often tempting…

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Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism – by Harrison Lanigan-Coyte

http://www.moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=565%3Aconflating-anti-zionism-with-anti-semitism&Itemid=566 Between the 23rd and 27th of February, students and staff at SOAS, University of London took to the ballot box in a school wide referendum which asked “should SOAS join the BDS call for an academic boycott of Israeli … Continue reading

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