Girls make their way home after school in Kuala Lumpur. As conservative strands of Islamic opinion gain strength in Malaysia, activists fighting underage marriage are finding it harder to change the law that permits it. —When the man who raped Saira asked for her hand in marriage, she was disgusted but unsurprised. She was just 16. Her rapist expected she would keep her mouth shut if they were married, she figured. He wouldn’t be the first Malaysian to protect himself that way from prosecution.
When the man who raped Saira asked for her hand in marriage, she was disgusted but unsurprised. She was just 16. Her rapist expected she would keep her mouth shut if they were married, she figured. He wouldn’t be the first Malaysian to protect himself that way from prosecution. But Saira would not comply. The Muslim schoolgirl took her case to court, and her attacker was sentenced to eight years in jail. Recommended: Think you know Asia? Take our geography quiz.
A growing number of Malaysian female cosplayers are merging their fandom with their religion in creative new ways. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - From Monday to Friday, Hafizah Rashid works as a medical laboratory technician in the Malaysian capital. But on the weekends she is a superhero. The 33-year-old is one of a growing number of Muslim women embracing the world of cosplay - short for costume play - where comic book, videogame and film fans dress up as their favourite characters.
“What do we want from our mothers when we are children? Complete submission.” Love this bit of the brilliant “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith... captures how I feel my 10-month-old might feel as I sneak away to write 😬 https://t.co/NxXWQadBmM
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Selecting a term
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