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Gender and Rights

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The Costs of Stripping

Beyond just making it rain.

For No Medical Reason

Husam takes a look at the pervasive medical control over women’s bodies during a time where ‘birth control’ is back under debate.

Not Just Decor: The Struggle for Real Women’s Rights in Lebanon

Lebanese feminist collective, Nasawiya, have organized a march in support of a recent bill which would criminalize marital rape for January 14th.

Selective Shivers in the Islamist Winter

Tunisia`s example demonstrates that we cannot necessarily assume that Islamism can only lead to an oppressive proverbial harem for women (and even men) or that and secularism is the only route to achieve good.

Celebration of Arab Culture at Lincoln Theatre

Look, aside from the World Cup, we Arabs really only enjoy two other things with equal pleasure: Fashion and Music. Take a look back at the last Arab wedding you’ve been to, remember Uncle Sammy dressed in a plaid powder-blue suit and dancing to Nancy Ajram with the ferocity that makes Mick Jagger look like a white boy at a Zulu coming-of-age ceremony.

VIDEO: Woman Arrested for Wearing Niqab

The above is a video taken on July 31st. The video shows, at first from a distance, a sort of commotion taking place across the street. As it continues and as the person with the cameraphone approaches, it becomes clear that around 3-4 French police officers are fighting with a woman wearing the niqab, a […]

Reducing Chances of Being Sexually Harassed in an Arab country

The following list is by no means a guaranteed obliteration of all unwanted verbal or physical advances.

A Letter to Saudi Women Drivers

Saudi Women who stand up to the regime simply by driving should also challenge it’s intervention in Bahrain.

Arabs Get Creative About Development

A group of young Arab students in Montreal are working on an international development conference for this upcoming fall.

The Bodies of Permanent War

Masculine bodies in the war on terror.

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