Thursday, September 13, 2007

Some nice news stories.

Here are some links for 09/13/2007:

  • Barbie or Fulla? I’d prefer neither. The Brunei Times has a great piece on how Fulla can be just as harmful to young girls’ ideas about women as Barbie.
  • Muslim women work out, too! But I’m confused; if they’re all in a women-only studio with floor-length drapes shielding them from outsiders…why are they still wearing headscarves?
  • “Birminghamabad” in Britain offers British Muslim women different role models: among them a politician and a pop singer.
  • Safif Mahmoud Osman, a Sudanese human rights lawyer, is nominated for the Andrei Sakharov prize for Freedom of Thought. Barikallah!