Islam

Disney's Missteps on “Alice in Arabia” Show the Need for Complex Muslim Characters on TV

You may have heard of the classic story Alice in Wonderland. In the 1951 Disney film version of the Lewis Caroll tale, Alice finds herself in a newfound world, where she meets a cast of rude characters with outlandish customs, including a hookah-smoking caterpillar. Now what if... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Media Misconstruing Muslims

Anthony Weiner definitely has some problems. But his wife Huma  Abedin came under fire this week as commentators speculated on why she had stuck by her sext-addict husband. Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

TGI Tuesday! Here’s our list of news links for today. Roxane Gay reviews Identity Thief: “McCarthy’s character, Diana, is increasingly... Read more »

Murder, She Blogged: About the US Killing

So, hopefully I’ve sold you on Sarah Lund and the Danish TV series Forbrydelsen now. But what about that US remake, The Killing? Read more »

On Our Radar

Stop. Link time. (It had to be said.) For RH Reality Check, Jaime Jenett bravely... Read more »

Takin

One typical victim-blaming justification of street harassment goes something like this, “What did she think would happen when she went out wearing that?!” The logic underlying such a comment seems to be that the only women who are groped, ogled, or verbally accosted on the street are ones... Read more »

On Our Radar

Another week, another bunch of thought-provoking articles. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading:... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Legal Representation for Animals in Switzerland

Switzerland has been inciting all sorts of ire and indignation these last few months with their xenophobic c ban on minarets. This Sunday, they're likely going to cross a few more potential allies with their... Read more »

On the Map: Judging An Emcee By Her Cover

Since her 2007 album Dans ma Bulle (Inside My Bubble) debuted at the top of the charts by selling 50K copies in its first week,... Read more »

On the Map: About Those Swiss Minarets

At first glance, the ominous poster made by the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) seemed to me to be depicting a burqa-clad woman standing in front of a stockpile of missiles. The starkly dubious message being: Stop Islamic Fundamentalism. After reading the accompanying article on... Read more »

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