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- The Haraam List
- Khairey: Pashto Curses, Insults, and Verbal Abuses in the Pashtun Culture
- Punjabi-Pashtun and Pashtun-Punjabi Racism and Hatred in Pakistan
- The difference between "Pathan" and "Pashtun"/"Pakhtun"
- Terms of Endearment in Pashto
- Female Reciters of the Qur'an: Un-gendering God's Word and Questioning the Patriarchal Idea of "Aurah"
- Books on Islamic Feminism
- The Islamic Reform Symposium in Exeter: authority, Muslim feminists, and women-led prayers
- On names, respect, and making an effort to pronounce people's names correctly
- The Babarra Massacre of August 12, 1948: Translation and Background of Pashto Song "Margiya Ma Raza Darzama"
- how to hold men accountable for their violence against women
- when an intellectually stifled nation murders its future: why Mashal Khan of Mardan was lynched
- The Genocide Pakistan Committed against Bangladesh (Mar.-Dec. 1971)
- re the myth that male sex drive is uncontrollable and stronger than female sex drive
- on being deprived of women’s recitations of the Qur’an
- Thoughts on the Muslim Women Leaders Program
- Kashmala is ready to give up the fight against patriarchy.
- Love notes to women – and to myself
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Category Archives: Death to patriarchy
All sorts of trigger warnings because this is about violence against women. Also, I’m talking here exclusively about violence committed against women by their male partners. I know that women alone aren’t the victims of violence, I know men can … Continue reading
Readers’ discretion advised. This is about violence and the dangers of ignorance, arrogance, irresponsibility, and hypocrisy. What happened?
This may get a little … vulgar? uncomfortable? immodest? etc. And very long. But here’s the idea: 1) there’s a popular myth going around that male sexuality is uncontrollable, and that’s why they get to do the things they wanna … Continue reading
I’ve been listening to a lot of female recitations of the Qur’an lately. They bring me so, so much joy and peace that it angers me that we’ve been deprived of their voice – literally of their voice – for … Continue reading
From January 23-25, I was at a Muslim Women Leaders Program at the Union Theological Seminary with 20 other empowering Muslim women. The program was hosted by the Islam, Social Justice and Interreligious Engagement (ISJIE) program, directed by Dr. Jerusha … Continue reading
Okay, so the other day, a thing happened on my Facebook with a male academic scholar of Islam (a bunch of thanks and love to all my friends, women and men, academics and non-academics, who responded brilliantly in support of … Continue reading
The past several months, I have been experiencing so much patriarchy and it has been so draining to deal with it all, to fight it all, that I have even lost my courage to write for pleasure. I decided today … Continue reading
I know, I know – us feminists can’t even be happy with simple, plain eye candy and have to find flaws in everything. You’re welcome ❤ I just don’t see why that image went viral and why everyone was so … Continue reading
With Pakistan evicting some 600,000 Afghan refugees by the end of this year alone, this song, sung by Naghma in 2011 (I think?), is so real and relevant it’s heartbreaking. Song is at the bottom of the lyrics. The Pashto … Continue reading