What is Oppressive About Iranian/Saudi Hijab Requirements?

Headline: Iranian (or Saudi) women call on Western tourists to violate hijab law to fight against oppression. Question: What is oppressive about the hijab law? Answer:...

Banning the Hijab in Germany

This is a perfect example of the contradictions inherent to secularism. "Two influential German legal associations are calling for headscarves to be banned for judges...

The French and the Hijab

The French and the Hijab You have to admire the French. They have strong views about what parts of the body should and should not...

Dress Codes are Sexist, Apparently

The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage: Part 3 School dress codes are sexist, says the Atlantic. Why? Because preventing girls from wearing attire that is distracting...

Feminism and Hijab (or the Dangers of Uncritically Adopting Modernist Discourse)

The most hated thing I have ever written by far is "The Hypocrisy of Feminist Outrage." It is also the most misunderstood. Contrary to...

Imperialism as “Women’s Empowerment”

Want to know how cultural imperialism works? Check out the game plan, conveniently laid out in a colorful infographic. You can make cultural imperialism so...

The Multi-Headed Hydra of Muslim Reformism

Is it necessary to provide a rebuttal to so-called reformist/progressive Muslims? Not really. If you try to engage in debate with them, it is...

The History of Hijab

This is great survey of some of the head covering practices of the past, looking at both religious and non-religious examples. Sometimes living in a...

A Parade of Contradictions: When Feminists are Inconsistent

I find it interesting how Muslim feminists are up in arms about the Muslima being featured in the "gentlemen's" magazine. How can you not...

Women Praying Behind Men?! Never!

A Recent Conversation Between Two MSA Board Members Person A: For Friday prayers, the idea of women praying behind men is offensive. It's a grave...