I don’t want to speak for all women, because I can’t, but I for sure want to feel special to my significant other. I would like to think they chose me because of my witty banter, excellent writing skills, and all the other quirks that come together to make me into a one-of-a-kind human being and not just because I’m holding a pair of ovarie
The “Nice Boy” Myth: Samoosa Runs, Desi Women and The Pressure to Settle
It’s this nonsensical idea that once a woman passes the age of 21, 22 or 23, she’s too old. She’s missed her chance. “All the good boys” will be gone. And now what does she need to do? She needs to settle for anyone.
The Bubbling Tea: On Accountability and the Politics of “Keeping the Peace” in a Relationship
Seeing as the conversations around “peace” in marriage are a bit one-sided, one cannot but wonder what being peaceful means.
Why I’m Suspicious of Muslim Men Who Fight for Women’s Right to Hijab
A large number of Muslim men who advocate for women’s right to wear the hijab do not actually think of the hijab as a right. They are not fighting for the Muslim woman’s right to self-determination and freedom of choice.
Keep Your Hands to Yourself: On Body Autonomy, Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Double Standards
We know that forceful penetration is rape. But what does one call a forced handshake? A forced hug? Or a forced kiss? In my opinion, unwillingness is the common denominator regardless of the action. And as such, it is just as shameful, as debasing and as ugly as rape.
Beauty or The Brain?: Deconstructing the “Either, Or” Narrative – Women are So Much More than Their Looks and Intellect
if she pays no mind to fancy dressing. Then, she has liberated herself from the shallow needs of regular girls and is now on par with her male counterparts. This sentiment has given us oxymoronic slogans like “substance over beauty” and “beauty and brains” and “not like other girls”.
Selective Feminism, Muslim Women, and the Controversy Surrounding Women’s Olympics Uniforms
But why do non-Muslim feminists in the West have such a hard time connecting the dots between Muslim women’s struggle to wear what they want, whether that be a hijab on a run or a burkini to swim, and Great Britain’s Paralympian Olivia Breen’s fight to wear the length of shorts that make her feel comfortable during her long jump.
Are Women the Faultless Gender?: What-About-ism and The Many Tactics Used to Silence Women
The position of being held to the highest moral and social standards comes with a singular pitfall: women are afforded little to no grace in the catastrophic event that they make mistakes.
My Mosque Experience: Spiritual Abuse, Sexist Stereotypes and Soho Islamic Centre
The way women are treated across the Muslim world; the way sons see their fathers dominate their mothers, and the way scholars and imams regurgitate age-old ideas of women’s positions in life are all things that not only need unlearning but clear accessible actions.
Living Unapologetically: I Refuse to Fit into Predefined Gender Roles
I remember my father telling me that I must not see the world from the perspective of a man, but from my own perspective which will only develop once I venture out into the world.