feminism

#MeToo and Misplaced Feminism

The vast majority of women are familiar with a certain sinking feeling. That feeling like you’ve been punched in the gut, coupled with horror and fear.  We know the shaky feeling you get when someone takes a good, long look at you from top to bottom, undressing you with their eyes….

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Episode 15: The Good and the Bad

In episode 15, two podcast worlds collide. #GoodMuslimBadMuslim hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh discuss podcasting while Muslim, Iranian, Bengali, American, feminist, comedian, artist, activist…(you get the point). We talk about what it’s like to walk the fine line between what it means to be a good and bad Muslim — and…

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An Open Mosque for an Open America

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) recently released “Muslims at the Crossroads,” the report on its 2017 American Muslim Poll. Many of us have found ourselves increasingly worried about sending our children to school, wearing hijab in public, travelling across borders, and generally, being Muslim in America since…

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Women’s March in Chicago – A Day to Remember

Through this election cycle, election night, and the inauguration, it became easy to allow ourselves to fall into despair about the state of our country. African Americans, Muslims, Jews, Latinos, refugees, women, and the LGBTQ community were all spotlighted in the election and treated as though their diversity is little…

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Jan 2: What women in film showed us in 2016

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. Your underwhelming New Year’s Eve photos “As…

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The Invisible Work That Drags Women Down

Last May Ellen Seidman, a wife and mother of three, wrote a poem for her blog, Love That Max about the role she plays in her family. The poem centers on the job she has to think about everything that, she says, “enables our family to basically exist.” I am the person who notices we are running…

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The taboo of talking about periods

Talking openly about menstruation is like uttering Voldemort’s name—eye’s get big, voices drop to a whisper and phrases such as, “you know what” get used in place of the name. With all of this in mind, and using the energy stirred up by a viral hashtag from 2015, a group of…

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Dec. 19: How do children face gender issues?

With all the stories on the Internet it can be difficult to always stay in the know. To help, we’ve searched the web for interesting pieces of news, videos and tips to help you start off your week on the right foot. 1. With Rouge One, the Star Wars Franchise Gets Even…

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