Author Headscarves & Hymens http://goo.gl/sq405g. Feminist writer/public speaker: Arab & Muslim issues, global feminism. NYT opinion columnist. Tattoos. #MUFC

parnassusbooks: “My name is Zadie Smith, and I...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — parnassusbooks: "My name is Zadie Smith, and I am a 38-year-old pathological reader. I would like to say in my defense that I don't really get the appeal of YOLO. I live many times over. Hypothetical, subterranean lives that run beneath the relative tedium of my own and have the power to occasionally penetrate or even derail it.

The Irresponsibility of 'What Happened, Miss...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — sonofbaldwin: "Imagine this: A documentary about Rihanna where Chris Brown gets to talk about Rihanna's temperament. Where Brown admits to hitting Rihanna as if it was par for the course because she was a difficult personality. Nina Simone's husband was described in this way: 'He would step out of his car and people ran'.

micdotcom: These 5 black dancers paved the way...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — micdotcom: These 5 black dancers paved the way for Misty Copeland Misty Copeland made history on Tuesday when she was promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. Her ascension is the result of her own hard work, and decades of struggles faced by America's black ballerinas.

socialistarticles: When I lost my hands making...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — socialistarticles: When I lost my hands making flatscreens I can't afford, nobody would help meOn February 11, 2011, I lost both my hands.I was working an overnight shift at my job in Reynosa, Mexico, where I was cutting metal for parts used in assembling flatscreen televisions.

Jennicet Gutiérrez is the first transgender person...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — Jennicet Gutiérrez is the first transgender person to publicly call out the president around immigration and the torture and rape transgender immigrants often experience inside detention centers. Gutiérrez was in a room full of national LGBT leaders who gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments of the movement.

We [the women’s national team] get paid 1% of what...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — We [the women's national team] get paid 1% of what the men get paid. Some are mothers. Some lose their jobs to play in the team and to represent an entire nation that doesn't support us.-- Yoreli Rincón, midfielder for Colombia NT (via yanuzay)

newshour: Misty Copeland was just named the...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — newshour: Misty Copeland was just named the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theater.Check out our 2014 profile on Copeland here.

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monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — cleophatrajones: thatvegancosplayer: vivre-le-reve: spaceedustt: biohazerd: sizvideos: 10-Year-Old Hero Rescues Children from Mobile Home Fire - From Siz (Get the app)Video Someone find out his name smh dont let lil brown heroes go unnoticed for acts of kindness when all we are known as are thugs and lowlives by the media His name is Isaiah Francis & he wants to be a firefighter when he grows up :') *tears* The hero we need!

Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at...

What Caitlyn Jenner's VF Cover Sparked For Me As...

monaeltahawy.tumblr.com — thepoliticalfreakshow: You may know me as Gloria Mendoza, the no-nonsense, badass head of the Latina crew on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black." Oh, did I mention my killer eyebrow game? Yup, that's me. My name is Selenis Leyva, and I am a true New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx.
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Jul 02, 2015

#Iran: Volleyball Federation Should Penalize Ban on Women. Iranian Women Still Excluded from Stadiums hrw.org/news/2015/07/0…

Jul 02, 2015

News on teen jailed in #UAE for conversations & texts with men via @Mansourehmi - thank you.

Jul 02, 2015

#Egypt just sent belly dancer to jail for 1yr for "inciting debauchery" via YouTube video; #UAE sending teen to jail 9mths for convos &texts

Jul 02, 2015

#Egypt just sent belly dancer to jail for 1yr for "inciting debauchery" via YouTube video; #UAE sending to jail for 9mths for convos & texts

Jul 02, 2015

The 18yr old has been convicted of "beautifying the sin" = relationships w unrelated men. Women's "moral crimes" are hard to keep up with.

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