Islam

Airing Authenticity: Does “Ramy” Need to Be Real to Be Fun?

Ramy Youssef chooses not to adhere to a collective narrative, instead homing in on his personal experience. 

Stuck in the Media Spotlight, LGBTQ Muslims Often Feel Exploited

Queer Muslims have the difficult job of figuring out how to advocate for themselves and their communities. Read more »

Nijla Mu’min Brings a Radical Portrait of Black Muslim Women to the Big Screen

Nijla Mu’min is very aware of her film’s unique place in the white patriarchal world of Hollywood. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Actresses Protested at Cannes

They’re done being told they can’t play prestigious parts. Read more »

Be Bolder: “The Bold Type” Glosses Over Race

The show makes its sole Black female character unbelievably neutral. Read more »

No Religion is Uniform: “Home Fire” Offers a New Vision of Women in Islam

Radicalization has more to do with vulnerability and a feeling of powerlessness than a religious tenet. Read more »

The Problem with “Aladdin”

Aladdin is a white fantasy. Read more »

The Trouble With the Model Muslim: Islamophobic Muslims and the War on Terror

Both feminism and the long-running political panic over Muslim women have always been closely intertwined with imperialism, bombings, and border control. Read more »

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

"Homeland's" Sixth Season Could Help the Espionage Thriller Ditch Its Islamophobic Rep—But Will It Work?

Season 6 offers an opportunity for Homeland to show how Muslim communities have been wronged by American policies. Read more »

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