sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

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Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi is an internationally renowned Egyptian writer, novelist, medical doctor and fighter for women rights.
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Why is xenophobia on the rise?

Xenophobia is part of the global-local (glocal) political economic social system ruling the world. It is deeply rooted in human culture and religions, ever since the old slave-patriarchal system started. If we study history, religion and politics without separating these…

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Experiences

No regrets

I am now 87 years old. I have never understood regret. People ask me: ‘What are your regrets in life? I never know how to answer. I ask them, ‘What should I regret?’ Should I regret being born in an…

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Religion and hate

Anti-Muslim sentiments in America and Europe or ‘The West’ are not a new phenomenon, nor specific to the 21st Century. Fear of and hatred towards the ‘other’ have gone together throughout history, ever since human beings discovered or created the…

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Experiences

My legacy

The team at sister-hood requested that I write about my legacy. I did not understand the word: my mother tongue is Arabic, not English. I looked it up, and found that it means a gift, or a message, handed or…

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Experiences

Marriage and motherhood

A divine double moral code Since I was a child I hated the word marriage. All the married women around me looked miserable, including my grandmother, mother, aunts, cousins and others. Even when they smiled or laughed they looked sad….

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A letter to young feminists

I was asked to write a letter to younger generations of feminists and to give them my advice. I hate to give advice. I think nobody can ‘advise’ anybody else. We learn from our own experiences in our own lives….

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What Trump’s election means for women

I never believed in the so-called free market, free elections, democracy, humanity, peace, love, friendship, cooperation, civilization, or any of the other beautiful words which were used to hide the most brutal actions against women and the poor; actions used…

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