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[3 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Muslimah: I am a Muslim Woman

Muslimah: I am a Muslim Woman
Fatimah Tazkia, Indonesia
I am a woman. I am Muslim. I wear hijab.
I am a woman who people will think of as helpless and in need of saving.
I am a woman who people will think of as jailed.
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They say, “This hijab covering your hair restricts you from doing many things.”
They say, “These loose clothes you wear keep you from taking part in your society.”
I am a woman who people will think of as a rebel.
Because in their mind, I have to sneak out …

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[24 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
A Feminist by Any Other Name Smells Just as Sweet

Alessandra L. González
United States 
“They didn’t have to call themselves feminists to fight for women’s equality in public and private life.”
The first Kuwaiti I ever met told me straightforwardly, “I am a feminist.” Then she gave me a book entitled Women in Kuwait by Haya Al-Mughni and said, “Take a look at this.” And thus began my seven-year journey into the topic of women and politics in the majority Muslim country of Kuwait. As I began my graduate studies, I had a family connection that enabled me to travel to Kuwait, and …

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[5 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Curator Samina Ali about the vision and inspiration behind the new International Museum of Women exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices. Her answers are below.
I was excited to hear about the Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices by the International Museum of Women! Can you share with our readers your role in this exhibition?
I’m the curator for the Muslima exhibition, which launched on March 8th and will be live until the end of December 2013. So for nine months, the exhibition will be …

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[12 Nov 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Femin Ijtihad: Islamic Perspectives on Women’s Rights

Deya Bhattacharya
Calcutta, India

“At one time, inspired, I worked hard at creating this organization. Now I feel it is creating me…” -Natasha Latiff, Director, Femin Ijtihad
Femin Ijtihad began, as most things begin, with a story.
Inspired by a story about an Afghan girl’s defiance of the Taliban, a young law student undertook a journey to Afghanistan. There she conducted field research on the construction of Afghan rape laws that involved the participation of several judges, lawyers, MPs, and professors in Kabul. It was during this research that she realized there was a …