Femen vs. Muslimah Pride: Fighting for the Voices (and Bodies) of Muslim Women
It starts on October 2011. Egyptian blogger Alia Magda Elmahdy posts a photo of herself nude,…
Following Jenn’s video about FEMEN, Islam, and racism here’s some more great links to further the conversation:
- Sofia Ahmed, one of the founders of Muslim Women Against Femen explains her objection to FEMEN’s actions and why she started the #MuslimahPride campaign: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sofia-ahmed/muslim-women-against-femen_b_3044015.html (thanks to Sofia for mentioning Jenn’s video in the article too!)
- The African history of naked protest and why it’s equally wrong to see this method of protest as exclusively that of white Europeans: http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/03/28/naked-prostest-bodies-that-matter-femen-african-history/
- On the importance of not letting the FEMEN vs MuslimahPride debate sideline the voices of Muslim activists like Amina Tyler: http://www.autostraddle.com/femen-vs-muslimah-pride-fighting-for-the-voices-and-bodies-of-muslim-women-authors-draft-172860/
- And the context of FEMEN’s protests within the Eastern European countries that the organisation originated: http://www.newstatesman.com/voices/2013/04/white-doesnt-always-mean-privilege-femens-ukrainian-context
Femen, Islam, and Racism
I asked for topic suggestions and you guys suggested Femen and racism, so here we go - this video is about how Femen perpetuate racist and Islamophobic narratives. Thanks specifically to Georgia and Becca for the suggestions. As always if I’ve overstepped myself in this video/said anything offensive or incorrect or privileged then please let me know.
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Feminism, religion, and atheism
Sorry this is going up a day late!
“Elevatorgate” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKHwduG1Frk&t=4m30s
Rebecca Watson’s response post: http://skepchick.org/2011/07/the-privilege-delusion/
France’s Islamophobic sexist “Burqa Ban”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/11/france-begins-burqa-niqab-ban
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