… I have to say that this argument between Naomi Wolf & Phyllis Chesler mostly depresses me. When it comes to Wolf, I think she had her heart in the right place, but did make a few claims that rather romanticize the idea of hijab. For example, when she says: It is not that IslamContinue reading “As amusing as it may be to watch two non-Muslim women duke it out over the veil…”
I follow Jonathan Fryer on Twitter, which is how I found out about MP Jim Fitzpatrick’s wedding debacle at the London Muslim Center. Basically, Fitzpatrick and his wife were invited to a Muslim wedding, walked out when they realized that it would be segregated by gender, and Fitzpatrick later followed up the incident by sayingContinue reading “Jim Fitzpatrick, gender segregation and multiculturalism as two-way street”
The Jesus Christ acapella reprisal is filling in for me: I have no idea what’s going on here. I just know I’m in love with it. In a way that’s possibly disturbing. Also, Boyfriend recently discovered this video that reminded him of his childhood: I really need to have more space-traveling dinosaurs in my stories,Continue reading “No post today”
I can’t reply to Yusra & Safiya, because Fatemeh’s stepped in and closed the comments on this post. I’d like to reply to them in my space, however, because both of their comments are interesting and well-argued, and, naturally, deserve a reply.
Looking over this discussion on The Hand Mirror – a discussion spawned by the Catholic Church’s genius handling of the issues surrounding the rape and impregnation of a nine-year-old Brazilian girl – I am once again struck by what a huge red herring this entire ZOMG ABORTION thing is. Here’s a fact: abortion has alwaysContinue reading “Abortion is Not the Issue”