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    The Hijab … and other scary stories.

    TweetCloth throughout history  worn for a political, personal or functional reason. Muslim cloth in general and Hijab in particular, have triggered so much debate and controversial in this country. America seemed  obsessed with what Muslim women wear or don’t wear as if the only problem we are facing in this country. where, Political hijab is celebrated everyday in the White House and national news.  The symbolism of Muslim hijab ranges from an oppression of Muslim women to a strong identity and a strong feminist stand.  Lately we have two Muslim women who used hijab to break ground with totally different symbolism. “Halima Aden and Rep. Ilhan Omar. “Halima Aden both,  brook…

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    Here are some Arab/Muslim Women to Remember on International Women’s Day!

    Tweet        International Women’s Day (IWD).. is a day that the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,  “ March 8th,  was designated by UN to not just celebrate women rights, but to call for actions to improve women rights and gender parity. However,  Arab and Muslim women who have a long history of struggle for their economic, legal and social rights, their stories mostly ignored.

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    The Hijab, the New Olympic Sport !

    Tweet Ahmed Tharwat New Olympic sport: judging athletes in hijabs The Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team changed the conversation about women’s dress and feminism. By AHMED THARWAT   AUGUST 18, 2016 — 6:40PM Since Athens 1896, there have been many changes to the sports on the summer Olympic program. at Rio 2016 golf and rugby-7s join the program to reach 28. Aquatics, canoe/kayak, cycling, gymnastics, equestrian, volleyball and wrestling have multiple disciplines, but the new sport that was recently added and everyone was talking about is judging athletes in hijab. The contrasting images last week of the fully clothed Egyptian women’s beach volleyball team playing the skimpily clad German team…

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