Recently after much anticipation I published a post on Muslim women and sexuality in aim to answer a few questions regarding Muslim women and their physical appearances proposed by Western secularists. However, the issue itself is highly controversial and profound therefore I decided to team up with the wonderful writer Saadia Haq from The Human […]Read more "Obliterating The Taboo-Muslim Women & Sexuality Part 1"
Seems like things are about to get tougher for the ordinary working class folk in the UK, especially now the Conservatives have won the elections again. According to national statistics young people have the highest unemployment rate. “Young people in Britain have borne the brunt of the financial crisis, with a larger proportion of 16- to […]Read more "A Pakistani’s Misconception and Obsession."
Do Muslim women care about their sexuality? Do Muslim women care to maintain their physical appearances? Lastly, do Muslim women care to feel “sexy”? These are the questions many non-Muslims have been asking and enquiring about online. So I have decided to have a go in answering some based on my own experiences from the […]Read more "Muslim Women and Sexuality."
The Southern Asian woman has to carry many qualities to be liked by her elders. Almost every outcome that happens is reflected upon her, even the ones she has no control over. This became evident to me when a young woman I know of had been diagnosed with depression after she tried to take her […]Read more "Housewife’s expectations."
Brilliantly said!Read more "R for Rapist"
Katie Hopkins is infamously known for her provocative, discriminatory and offensive The Sun column. Recently the newspaper published a column by Hopkins on the matter of immigrations just 48 hours before the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean, where Hopkins referred to migrants as “a plague of feral humans” and perhaps one of her most disturbing statement […]Read more "Racist Radical Journalists."
Amandla Stenberg’s viral tumblr video has lately been a hot topic online. Stenberg went on to explain cultural appropriation and did a brilliant job for sure. The young Hunger Games actress identified Black hair and it’s link to Black identity which she then linked to Hip Hop and rap culture. Stenberg expressed, how more and […]Read more "Cultural Appropriation and White Icons"
One thing I’m never short of in my sorry life is White British women complimenting my skin colour and moaning how pale theirs is. Now the passive me would just take this as a compliment and then brag to friends and family that I have been accepted by a White person because clearly in my […]Read more "Brown Fetish. (short post)"
Farkhunda, female, 27 years old, Afghan and murdered. Farkhunda was lynched to death by a group of men outside the Mosque where she worked last week. Her alleged crime that angered these men was that she had burned verses from the Qur’an. Her father and family members have denied this claim. The attack on this […]Read more "Farkhunda, Female, 27 years old, Afghan and Murdered."
Originally posted on The Human Lens:
Let’s talk about rape shall we? Recent events where women are being discriminated in Pakistan and elsewhere in the name of Islam, have forced me to call out this prevailing misogyny. As far as Pakistan’s stance on rape is concerned, there is nothing is nothing remotely Islamic or Shariah…