gender issues

Why women apologize

In a NY Times op-ed published yesterday, Sloane Crosley discusses Why Women Apologize and Should Stop. The commonly accepted explanation is that women don’t want to be seen as rude and thus temper our statements with an apology. But Crosley believes that’s not a sufficient explanation: The bend-over-backward compulsion to…

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Welcome to Altmuslimah

Welcome to – what I hope will become the go-to place for compelling comment on gender issues in Islam. Our editorial team consists of individuals who have for a long time wanted a space to discuss critical – and often controversial – gender-related matters that are both personal and public. What makes Altmuslimah different is its combination of journalistic and academic perspectives with deeply private looks into our identity struggles vis-à-vis both Muslims and non-Muslims.

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