31. 10. 2014
feminism - muslim women, oppression and feminism (1)

Dear Feminists: I’m One of You! Please Don’t “Save” Me

As feminism becomes more mainstream, there’s been a great deal of discourse online regarding different cultural perspectives for various feminist issues. The more I read through these discussions, the more I become aware of a trend among...

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28. 10. 2014
feminism - rape in war (your body is a battleground)

Iranian women and the hijab, the persistent stereotype

Power of A Cliche from Haleh Anvari on Vimeo. Found on theguardian.com. Amazing narrative.

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26. 10. 2014
feminism - fundamentalism

“Or You Could Ask Us”: On Talking Over Muslim Women

The silencing and total lack of engagement in regards to Muslim women is dangerous. Under the false pretense of concern, time and time again I see my reality be dissected. It’s true, there...

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05. 09. 2014
Muslim feminists reclaim the hijab to fight the patriarchy

Muslim feminists reclaim the hijab to fight the patriarchy

Important piece about the dangers of imposing western understandings of the hijab (that it is oppressive, patriarchal, coercive etc.) on Muslim women many of whom choose to wear the hijab for a variety...

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04. 08. 2014
Research: Honor killings condoned by third of teens in Amman, Jordan

Research: Honor killings condoned by third of teens in Amman, Jordan

Emphasis added: Almost half of boys and one in five girls in Jordan’s capital city, Amman, believe that killing a woman who has “dishonored,” or shamed, her family is justifiable, a study of...

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24. 07. 2014
misc. - Dear Old Ireland

While Ireland may no longer be such a harsh place for unmarried pregnant women, the stigma persists

Agnes always assumed that her mother would be supportive if she got pregnant, but just as she was working up the courage to break the news, her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer....

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18. 07. 2014
religion - cross

Today in terrifying: How Scientologists Are Sneaking Their Way into Schools to Spread Their Propaganda

Not sure which scares me the most: Scientologists or flesh-eating snake-rat-mice-spiders. By its own estimate, Foundation for a Drug Free World, an education non-profit, has visited at least 20 percent of New York...

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16. 07. 2014
feminism - Saudi Arabian woman veil

Why Being a Muslim Woman Makes Me a Better Feminist

Really important piece below on being Muslim, wearing a hijab and being a feminist, and how Muslim women’s experiences are often very misunderstood by western feminism. For many, it seems that the words “Islam” and...

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02. 07. 2014
‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

In order to find corporations can exercise religious beliefs, Alito must conflate two very different scenarios. The first involves cases where the legal interests of employers and employees are largely aligned against those of...

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02. 07. 2014
‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Part of a Greater War on Contraception

‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Part of a Greater War on Contraception

Emphasis added. On rhrealitycheck: Hobby Lobby’s complaint in the case that the Supreme Court decided on Monday morning is that the company and its founders don’t think Hobby Lobby employees should be able...

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23. 06. 2014
feminism - fundamentalism

Feminism and Fundamentalism: Two Sides of the Same Coin

On theamericanconservative.com: Feminism and fundamentalism have at last, if unwittingly, converged on a significant social issue: the hyper-sexualization of women. At face value, the arguments are diametrically opposed. One argues for carefully guarding the...

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18. 06. 2014
feminism, sexism - purity myth (2)

Purity Culture, and Male Entitlement to Women’s Bodies

And it is precisely this attitude of entitlement that the modern evangelical church deems holy and good. Purity culture is a function of the larger culture of male entitlement. In many ways, purity...

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16. 06. 2014
I may be excommunicated from my church for asking for equal rights

I may be excommunicated from my church for asking for equal rights

Women aren’t allowed to be ordained as priests in the Mormon faith. Because I created a movement to advocate for ordination and equality, I’ve been ordered not to pray aloud. Punishment by silencing...

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14. 06. 2014
‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images

If shame has gone, why do we use secret abortions in England to preserve the myth of holy Ireland?

‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images The Irish psychosis whose...

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14. 06. 2014
The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

This isn’t an issue that I’ve read a great deal about. Certainly in Britain (and perhaps the rest of Europe), there is not a lot of evangelism on campus. Below is a guest...

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13. 05. 2014
Iranian Women Snap ‘Stealthy’ Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap ‘Stealthy’ Photos Free Of Hijab

Iranian Women Snap ‘Stealthy’ Photos Free Of Hijab An unveiled young woman stands in front of a sign that reads: “Sisters, observe your hijab.” Another with red hair and dark glasses stands next...

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11. 05. 2014
Purity Balls, Plan B and Bad Sex Policy: Inside America’s Virginity Obsession

Purity Balls, Plan B and Bad Sex Policy: Inside America’s Virginity Obsession

There is little that gives me the creeps as much as the purity movement. Aside from all of its paedophilic undertones (from below: Laila and Maya Sa up there are seven and five...

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27. 04. 2014
Wedding Photos Are Supposed To Be Happy. And, Oh Yeah, Not Have A 14-Year-Old Bride In Them.

Wedding Photos Are Supposed To Be Happy. And, Oh Yeah, Not Have A 14-Year-Old Bride In Them.

As disturbing as forcing little girls to get married is, it’s almost as appalling how little the global community is doing to stop it. On Upworthy.

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31. 03. 2014
feminism, sexism - purity myth (2)

Purity Culture as Rape Culture: Why the Theological Is Political

Excellent piece on RHrealitycheck. When I was 14 years old, I stood in front of my 800-member Baptist congregation with my parents as they handed me a small diamond ring we’d bought together...

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27. 03. 2014
Islam and feminism: British Muslim women don’t need the West’s version of feminism, OK?

Islam and feminism: British Muslim women don’t need the West’s version of feminism, OK?

This is a really important piece about the attempted colonisation by western (white) feminists of women of colour and the imposition of very western (and white) feminist ideals on women of colour. Everyone...

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