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Barrier Update, and men you should follow

I always find Fatal Feminists thoughts an excellent critique.

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O you who believe, when told “Space yourselves” in assemblies, then make space; God will make space for you. (58:11)

In August of 2012, I wrote a post announcing that a local masjid in my area was undergoing a construction project. The blueprint revealed that not only would women be relegated to a different area in the new masjid, but that the designated area would be much smaller. I asked you to write letters urging the committee to reconsider this. Many of you did, and I love you. I love you. Because no one else does this. No one.

The letters were not addressed by the reconstruction committee or any board member of the mosque. It is easy, I believe, to ignore the polite requests of the oppressed class–especially when there isn’t (as is expected when the oppressed class is women) a more aggressive group against which to compare…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Fellow blogger Ray Saywaker recently nominated me for the auspicious ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’. I’m chuffed to think Ray believes my words to be inspiring and worthy of full frontal publicity. You definitely need to check out Ray’s blog FROM MAYBE TO ALMOST to see for yourself One lost & confused 20-something’s nonsensical account of the nowhereland of not-quite-adulthood draws from a fountain of wisdom with added devilish satirical twists that will keep you hooked. Continue reading →

Just trying to find my home, sweet home

People inspire me and I’m humbled by their spirit for life and resilience

‘White-washed I’ The Islamic Museum of Australia

http://australianmuslimtimes.com.au/visit-islamic-museum-australia/

On its webpage the museum declares itself a “vanguard of interactive and participatory experiences”. It calls visitors “to enter, to discover, to “unravel” and to “desypher” and yet the webpage (like the museum) only unravels a use of symbols from our multicultural dictionary: sharing, mutual, understanding, and on and on. Words that are as artistic and as rusted as the museum’s Corten veil that punctures the entry with a spray of holes; and so too, unfortunately, the museum “story” of Muslims in multicultural Australia is riddled with gaps.
Despite the promise there is no emphasis on our “Australian Islamic context”, and there is no resisting of “the temptation to orientalise the project”. We are an “ideal” other whose exotic achievements are listed hopefully for approval and whose religious entrails are squiggled into a seductive calligraphy that all awaits the oohing appreciation of the observing white gaze.

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Love is Freedom

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Ruby Rose

This is fantastic take a look.

Break Free – Ruby Rose

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Love of books

 I bought a book today about a Chinese dowager Empress. I used to read biographies like this a lot in the past and stopped for some reason. I walked out of the bookstore with book in my hands and my spirit was lifted.

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When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word a shall let you go

Kim Sowol

Kosmogonic

Submitting to the Glorious Inevitable

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Poetry, in swinging arcs of painfully living life...

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Ramblings of a book loving Femme

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A writer's journey leaning on her penmanship to make it to the top and avoid abyss

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Cheap deapness. Drunk. Only.

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Musings Of A Lifestyle Blogger

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A writing WordPress.com site

Elan Mudrow

The Ridges of Intertextuallity

thoughts and entanglements

A collective of poems and photos.

some woolgatherings

and everything is going to the beat

Modern British Studies Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

lindsay leigh bentley

LIVE WELL. BE WELL.

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Pull up and listen...I've got a funny one for ya...

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like thalassic velvet

Confessions Of A Poet

All that is me!

https://cowrite.net

The Fun Writing Together

Cai

A Jersey boy returning to college to study web development and computer science, while transitioning from female to male, and getting by in the world as a barista.

5 pillars and 6 colours

Ramblings of a queer feminist Muslim...