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Women in Aleppo Choose Suicide Over Rape

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops swept into eastern Aleppo on Monday, recapturing nearly all of the rebel held areas. With the help of Russian forces and Shiite militias under Iranian command, the regime launched a relentless assault has resulted in wanton slaughter. As the 100,000 people packed into roughly five square…

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What does it mean to be Muslim?

The Secret Life of Muslims along with the help of Vox, the Ford Foundation and The New York Community Trust asked some well-known Muslims just what exactly does it mean to be Muslim? The video features Aman Ali, Wajahat Ali, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Reza Aslan, Negin Farsad, Mona Haydar, Maz Jobrani, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Zahra…

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CoverGirl welcomes Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia

Last Wednesday CoverGirl announced another fresh face to their new lineup: Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia. The announcement of her addition came shortly after Covergirl announced makeup artist James Charles as its first male spokesmodel. Both announcements have fans of the beauty brand praising the huge win for diversity. The YouTube star told Glamour that…

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Being a feminist is, actually, really hard

“Be a badass girl boss.” “Be loud.” “Be you.” “Don’t let anyone tell you that you need to smile more.” The list of feminist platitudes that are plastered across social media platforms are endless now-a-days thanks to a presidential candidate that talks about women as if they’re objects. And while the advice people share…

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