Month: September 2011

A Meaningless Vote? Saudi Women’s Rights Remain Stagnant

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L12REUQi6H4] “What a difference a day makes, 24 little hours,” is how the song goes, and the line could not ring more true for Saudi women. This week we saw Saudi King Abdullah grant women the vote in an effort to not only keep the “Arab Spring” away from his Kingdom, but also to quell …

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‘The Help’ 2011? Domestic Worker Abuse Widespread

Last week, I finally saw the film version of “The Help,” based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett about the lives of African-American maids working in white people’s homes in 1960’s Jackson, Mississippi. I hadn’t read the book prior to watching the movie which I really loved. Although the movie showed the racist and unfair treatment of primarily black …

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Working to Make A Safe World for Women

I was interviewed by British NGO A Safe World for Women Founder, Chris Crowstaff recently on some topics very close to my heart: Bangladesh, Islam and feminism. Chris and I connected over Twitter (go social media!), and we made an appointment to have a conversation about these issues. The full  interview is divided into four …

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