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Muslim women in a changing Europe

Muslim women are still trying to find their place in the 21st century, in a globalised world, and in a Europe tackling many questions of identity. In a constantly changing society that challenges interculturalism, living together, and diversity every day,…

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You’re a woman, so..

We all know that human beings are supposedly born free – both men and women. But growing up in a society dominated by men makes the circumstances of being born a girl very clear. I can now see all the…

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London pride: hope after despair

Is it just me, or do you also feel the world is spun into a new and darker orbit? I feel we are being psychologically tortured. I am currently suffering from extremely high anxiety. I’m scared to listen or read…

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The women and the ladies

‘When the men get sick they start to seek a cure for women.’ This sentence keeps spinning in my head, because the world is going through some interesting times. This is not only happening in ‘crazy’ countries like Turkey or…

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FGM/C is American, too.

My name is Mariya and I am a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). These days, that is the first bit of information that anyone who hears my name knows about me, particularly since in April 2017, a doctor was…

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Whitewashing by brown hands

India’s self-loathing Vogue India has caused a stir, no? Ten years of showcasing the very best fashion that India has to offer, and the vast array of Indian models championing the brown beauty that is practically ignored elsewhere, is condensed…

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Trump’s new Planned Parenthood laws could kill

Trump’s new bill will allow states to defund Planned Parenthood. He is also restricting abortion access around the world. The consequences could be deadly. On April 13, President Trump signed a bill allowing states the right to defund Planned Parenthood….

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Not falling down

Day 134 in the age of 45. All this violence is making my heart crack into a thousand pieces. When it’s London, the feeling is visceral, because it is home. It is where my sister and mother, an array of cousins…

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Battling hordes

It is 2017, but it might as well be 1827 or the VIIth century BCE for that matter. Visions of the Middle East and Muslims in general have changed little… We are still the battling hordes, using women as slaves…

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The business of slavery

People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved, and people are being used. But standing up and speaking out for what is…

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From Manchester, with love

I’m sure most of you have heard about the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester city centre on Monday night. A suicide bomber targeted fans leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the MEN Arena with a nail bomb. So far, there…

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The perils of a black student

I remember my entire first week of university, because I spent the majority of it terrified and rushing to go back to the comfort zone that was my bedroom. Why am I always the only black student in all of my…

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Day 122 in the age of Trump

Irony, satire, and even political slapstick are facing extinction. Everyday an item that should be a headline in the Onion is a New York Times lede. It’s hard to keep up with either the domestic or foreign news. On the…

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What it means to be a hijabi in America

Hijab (n) – A piece of covering worn by a Muslim woman. Hijab according to an Islamophobe (n) – A headscarf worn by a terrorist or oppressed Muslim woman. Over the last few years, Islamophobia in the US has increased…

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