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Protesting Hijab in Iran

BBC News, The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf, 7 Dec 2018


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Facebook auction of child bride

Reuters, Facebook auction of South Sudan child bride could inspire other families: activists, 13 Nov 2018 catching up on this story Read More…

KSA 'inside-out abaya'

A prominent campaign has appeared on social media from SaudiArabia relating to dress codes over the past week.

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Lebanon Shame on Who? Lebanese Campaign Exposes 'Victim Blaming' Attitudes to Rape

albawaba.com, Shame on Who? Lebanese Campaign Exposes 'Victim Blaming' Attitudes to Rape Read More…

#protectyounghijabis

amaliah, #ProtectYoungHijabis the Hashtag Formed to Protect Over 900 Young Muslim Women From One Sexual Predator Read More…

'Honour Killing' video

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Indonesia transgender haven

Reuters/NBC, In Indonesia, transgender women find haven in Islamic boarding school, 16 Oct 2018
"Founded in 2008, the Pesantren Waria Al-Fatah school in the Indonesia city of Yogyakarta, is a safe space for "waria," as the trans community is locally known."

Halal Dating Advice

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Yes, I'm Hot in This.

ImamsOnline, One Muslim Woman’s Mission For Better Representation "One of the best ways that we as Muslims can improve our status in the media is to support people who present a more positive outlook of Islam in the West. One such person is a Muslim artist named Huda Fahmy, aka “Yes, I’m Hot in This“. The name is a play on the question that plagues many a hijabi, where non-Muslims will constantly ask us “Aren’t you hot in that?” and I love the way she takes ownership of who she is, and how she’s feeling."
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Gender specific propaganda

Nikita Malik, Forbes.com, Why Do We Underestimate The Role Of Women In Terrorist Organizations?, 26 Sep 2018 "It is important to remember, moreover, that Islamic State was the first terrorist organization to spearhead a systematic campaign to reach out to women – using gender specific propaganda to do so. The group later inspired others, including the Pakistani Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban, or TTP) to follow suit and produce content tailored specifically for its ‘jihadi sisters’, and elaborate on their role in promoting the mujahideen (fighters)."

Contesting identities within cultural insecurity

Currently taking a look at this interesting thesis, which draws on a number of elements associated with the study of cyber Islamic Environments. Kathleen Woodhouse-Ledermann, Contesting identities within cultural insecurity: The case of Muslim women in contemporary France (Rutgers, 2018) [PDF download]

Man arrested after breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia

BBC News, Man arrested after breakfast with woman in Saudi Arabia, 10 Sep 2018 "In the 30-second video, the man and woman briefly joke about eating their breakfast together, with nobody else invited."

Contrasting views were expressed on social media from Egypt and Saudi Arabia in relation to this incident.
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