A cigarette withered between the old man’s fingertips. Clad in a knit sweater and khakis, he had seemed harmless when we entered the cafe. Now, he stared bemusedly at ... read more
28 Jun 2010
"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" I was sitting in a circle of women, self-help style, though the tone was notably more optimistic. It was a celebratory ... read more
07 Jun 2010
Muslim feminists have increasingly become agents of change and gender equality over the past two centuries and are engaging in political, social, and cultural life in the traditionally male-dominated public sphere. At the same time however, women are being pulled back by patriarchal ideology in the rise of Islamism and ... read more
18 Jul 2009
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