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The editors of The Muslim Women Times handpick the strongest and most notable stories that hit the site each day and feature them right here. This page will always contain the most popular stories

On the Representation of Muslim Women in Mainstream Media
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The Issue

On the Representation of Muslim Women in Mainstream Media

Growing up, I thought I had to suppress my identity as a Muslim because I felt like it made me stick out like a sore thumb. I grew up watching Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, where Muslim characters were non-existent. As I got older, I only saw Muslims portrayed as terrorists. At 22 years old, I am yet to see a Muslim woman in a TV show or movie, who has not been forced into the Hijab or felt trapped by her religion and family. I am yet to see a Muslim woman who is happy, thriving, and living life to the fullest, like so many of the Muslim women I know personally.

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The Sex Conversation: Sameera Qureshi on Tackling the Burning Issues Affecting Women's Sexuality
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The Conversation

The Sex Conversation: Sameera Qureshi on Tackling the Burning Issues Affecting Women’s Sexuality

What I often hear from most people is that the spaces I created, are the first time they’ve had to learn about sexual health in a comfortable, comprehensive, non-shameful way. And I think that if this makes me feel happy, it also makes me feel sad, that a lot of women have not had empathy and compassion and information that empowers them to think and learn about their bodies.

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The Sexist Politics of Cooking: Who Wears the Apron in a Muslim Household?
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The Tone Up

The Sexist Politics of Cooking: Who Wears the Apron in a Muslim Household?

Women have been made to feel and believe that they are not allowed to do anything with their lives apart from cooking. They have been made to believe that it is a religious obligation and by so doing, they have been condemned to the kitchen. This goes against the lifestyle of the Prophet (PBUH) himself who was fully active in doing household chores.

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Wild and Vulnerable: 3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Feminine Power as a Muslim Woman
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The Mindset

Wild and Vulnerable: 3 Steps to Reclaiming Your Feminine Power as a Muslim Woman

We were taught that being vulnerable, wild, and feminine was inferior and not desirable when in actual fact, our wild feminine was deeply feared by society. In order to understand how to reclaim our power as women, we need to understand why, in the first place, femininity was suppressed and vilified.

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We all Need to Talk About Sex: Dismantling the Culture of Purity and Shame
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The Tone Up

We all Need to Talk About Sex: Dismantling the Culture of Purity and Shame

In a particular tradition, the Prophet (PBUH) stressed that a man should make sure his partner achieves orgasm before himself. He also gave glad tidings of reward for partners who had sex and satisfied each other, stating that pleasurable sex was an act of Sadaqah. According to him, sex is an integral part of spirituality.

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Reclaiming Feminine Spaces and Bodily Autonomy
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The Tone Up

Reclaiming Feminine Spaces and Bodily Autonomy as Muslim Women

I am tired of having to explain to grown men that random, unrelated women do not want your opinions and judgements on the choices that they make in their lives. Not unless they ask for it. That accosting and deriding a woman for her choices cannot be explained away as “enjoining good and forbidding evil”.

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