Posts tagged "muslim women"

Check Out Ted Cruz’s Anti-Woman Campaign Platform

The ladies, he does not love them.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 24, 2015

Muslim Girl Band Praagaash Calls It Quits Thanks To Fatwa

Starting your own rock band can be a trying endeavor. But it's safe to say that most of us burgeoning musicians don't have to deal with having a religious fatwa issued against us just for wanting to rock out. That's what the band Praagaash had to face, simply because they're Muslim girls who want to…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2013

“The Light In Her Eyes” Documentary Explores Koran’s Influence On Girls

Houda Al-Habash is not only seen driving her car in the opening scene of "The Light In Her Eyes," but she is also steering hundreds of young Syrian girls and women to study the Koran. The 2011 documentary, airing on Thursday, July 19 on PBS's Point Of View series, explores the impact studying the the Kora…

By: Daley Quinn / July 13, 2012

Naked Islamic Woman In Body Paint Veil Causes Controversy For Foreign Policy Magazine

Wonk-y magazine Foreign Policy's most recent issue, The Sex Issue, is right up our alley with a cover story article about the how the real war on women is in the Middle East. Author Mona Eltahawy is an Egyptian-American writer who was beaten and sexually assaulted by police while protesting in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Muslim Women Protest At Sex-Segregated Mosque

A group of Muslim women at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., risked arrest on Sunday when they staged a "pray-in" in the main area of the mosque, which is usually reserved for men. The all-female group of Muslims first tried to share the main area at a "pray-in" in February and this Sunday, they…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 9, 2010

Dubai Company Creates Cosmetic Line For Muslim Women

There are many reasons why women look for cosmetics without this or that—maybe they're vegans or maybe they're very eco-conscious. Another reason? Religion. For Muslim women, there's apparently been a gap in the market, due to the lack of non-halal makeup. (Halal refers to the law forbidding, among other things, certain pork and animal product…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 17, 2009

Today’s Lady News: No Burqas In The Swimming Pool!

An Islamic woman in France has accused local officials of religious discrimination after she was banned from wearing her "burqini," a bathing suit that fully covers her arms, legs, and hair, in a local pool. Earlier this summer, French President Sarkozy announced that head-to-toe burqas were "not welcome" in the country. In this case, local…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2009

French Parliament Debates Burqa Ban

Toward the end of last month, French President Nicolas Sarkozy addressed Parliament, stating his position on burqas. He said the face-covering, body-length Muslim veils are an unacceptable symbol of "enslavement," and that it's not a religious issue, but simply a "sign of the subjugation, of the submission, of women." This discussion has resulted in threat…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 8, 2009

Saudi Women Get Designer Abayas From John Galliano, Nina Ricci And More

Despite the fact that French President Nicolas Sarkozy proposed a ban on burqas in France last week, saying the body coverings imprison women, Paris held a fashion show showcasing specially made designer abayas, the black overgarments worn by some Muslim women.

By: Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2009

Sarkozy Says Burqas Aren’t Welcome In France

President Nicholas Sarkozy stood before the French Parliament today and proposed a ban on burqas, garments that completely cover a woman and mask her face, in France. According to The New York Times, he stated: “We cannot accept in our country women imprisoned behind bars, cut off from social life, deprived of identity. That i…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 22, 2009