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Not sorry

Ambitious and forthright women need to calm down. How dare such confident women swarm in and take anything but the lead? Show-offs. Who do they think they are? Men? Us women are considered selfish if we do not conform to…

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No country for dissenters

On April 13th, Mashal Khan, a journalism student at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan was publicly lynched for blasphemy allegations. Mashal and his friend Abdullah were accused of promoting blasphemy online. Both…

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Resistance, solidarity and Dina Ali

On April 10th, Dina Ali Lasloom, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, stepped off a plane in Manila on her way to seek asylum in Australia only to find herself detained by authorities in the airport. A video shows her left shoulder…

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The age of Trump: Day 108

Day 108 in the Age of …what? Extremism? For sure! Madness? Indeed! Topsy turviness? Yes, I’ll go with that one too. Unlike TV soap operas, I cannot give you snippets of the story so far. So many things are going…

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Married at 13 years of age

In a rural part of Haryana, India, three newly-wedded sisters are home together for the first time since they got married. ‘We have come back to our village to visit our parents,’ explains Meenu, 20, the eldest. Her sisters, Saakshi…

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The age of Trump: Day 101

Day 101 in the age of 45. I’ve been procrastinating on writing this one. What is there to say? We are alive. That’s good. That we have to pause and be grateful for being alive is not so good. In…

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Hijab: OK in magazines, no go in workplaces

The controversial flap of fabric has been wrapping up the headlines for years. Yes, I’m talking about the hijab: the black/printed/turbaned thing Muslim women wear on their head to cover the voluptuous locks of hair they have (that’s right, we…

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Like a virgin..?

Last week a good friend of mine shared a tweet to our private Facebook group. The tweet, ‘How to find out if she’s a virgin’ was posted by a ‘sheikh’ in support of his ‘Game of Marriage’ course, a free…

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Deluded defenders of God

‘Either grant me the bliss of the ignorant or give me the strength to bear the knowledge.’ Elif Shafak, quoted by Mashal Khan Seventy years ago, Pakistan was born from a vision of hope. It was born with egalitarian ideals,…

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The age of Trump: Day 82

Day 82 in the Age of 45. It’s been a while since last I wrote. I have been traveling for work outside of the US. For just a few days I thought that maybe by being far away, or by…

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Love letter to my Muslim girls

Cheers to my Muslim girls in every corner and crook of the world. I see you and acknowledge you. Cheers to the girl in hijab and the one without. Cheers to the girl who gets bullied, to the girl who…

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Foreign Aid? More like foreigners get paid

Currently the states of Somalia and Somaliland are in utter chaos. There has been an on-going drought and the death toll has already reached staggering numbers. Three million people are facing food insecurity and 110 died on the night of…

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