Antisemitism, like other systemic “isms,” goes beyond just prejudice: it carries material power and it helps other systems of oppression function smoothly.
As a Muslim woman, how could I be meek, oppressed, and weak but also the symbol of the largest threat to the Western public?
As a community, speaking up about the need to take care of ourselves can cause a ripple effect and link our individual well being to larger acts of community resistance.
For the more structurally privileged amongst us especially, we really need to stop using our Brownness as a shield to deflect from recognizing our privileges.
Muslim women have created spaces through hard work and in the pursuit of entrepreneurship and financial independence, and we deserve to be applauded and supported.
This article was originally published on JewSchool and reposted here with the author’s permission. Jewish Fear Jewish fear is that buzzing feeling in our bones that won’t let us sleep at night because we don’t know when it will come next. Jewish fear is American Neo-Nazis chanting “Blood and Soil” on American soil. In living […]
Co-written note from the editor and author: Since there has been a large number of Jewish folk who feel that this article is anti-Semitic, we wanted to clarify our position and intention. This article is critical of Zionism and the Israeli apartheid occupation of Palestine. We distinguish this from anti-Semitism and also believe that our […]
The idea of a space where justice is a priority is amazing. So, when Muslim women like myself enter feminist or social justice-oriented spaces, it is often our hope that these spaces will be amazing. But does it actually pan out that way? I, for one, have had difficulty finding spaces where I’m not forced […]
I once was at the United Nations for a conference when one of the white attendees got up and declared that she was organizing a conference on abuse against Muslim and Arab women (they’re not the same thing, but who cares?). She went on and on about how there is no platform for them to talk […]
“Does your fear of Muslims get in the way of living a normal life?” CAIR shares a satirical option for eradicating everyday anti-Muslim bigotry!