Posts Tagged ‘muslim’

Intolerance of “Homosexual” Neighbors at an All-Time Low

According to a Gallup telephone poll conducted in 2006, "only" 27 percent of Americans would not like to live near "homosexual" neighbors. (No word on American attitudes toward neighbors who are simply "gay."). That figure is down from 30 percent homosexual-neighbor-intolerance in 1995 and 38 percent intolerance in 1990. Americans still dislike gay neighbors more [...]

“Headscarf and the Angry Bitch”: An Alternate Perspective

Looking for an alternate perspective on Muslim head coverings? Check out Headscarf and the Angry Bitch, a one-woman show by local artist Zehra Fazal. According to Fazal's presser, Headscarf "is a semi-musical, fully comic exploration of life as a Pakistani Muslim growing up as an American girl in the suburbs." According to [...]

On Chivalry and Internalized Misogyny

Yesterday, the c-word—chivalry—arose in the comments section of this blog, in the context of the outdated gender code's unfairness to men. Ah, chivalry: That old code of behavior that men must follow in order to protect the "honor" of women they know. Through chivalry, a woman's honor becomes a man's responsibility; her honor brings honor [...]

But If You’re Wearing A Veil, How Will I Know That You’re Smiling, Baby?

In Christopher Hitchens' impassioned defense of the French veil ban, he claims that veils are, in practice, "a ban on the right of all citizens to look one another in the face." Where, oh where, have I heard this dubious "right" to the faces of others claimed before? Oh! Hitchens is channeling the Smile, Baby [...]

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