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Feminism in the United States is back in the spotlight, but it looks a lot different than it has in the past. Muslim-American women know this all too well. The stereotypes they face are many — that they are terrorists or subservient to men or lacking their own agency.
If you haven’t yet heard of Yuna—born Yunalis Mat Zara’ai—you’ll soon hear her everywhere. She describes her sound as “vibe-y—a really cool mix.” And the same description applies to Yuna’s distinctive beauty look, with her stylish Hijab.
Pierre Berge, who was Yves Saint Laurent’s business and life partner until his death in 2008, appeared on Europe 1 French radio Wednesday to lambaste Western designers for making hijab and abaya for their Muslim customers, describing it as “enslavement.”
Ruqsana Begum is the only Muslim woman who is a national champion in her sport. Now, she’s campaigning to change that, starting with a new range of specially designed sports hijabs that she hopes will get more Muslim women into sports.
The police officer who sparked public outrage this week for threatening to arrest a woman at a Washington D.C. library after she refused to remove her hijab says he mistook the head covering for a hoodie and wants to apologize.
According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap report, Nigeria has slipped seven places since the previous year in its rankings on gender equality, sitting at 125th out of 145 countries. But the Foundation’s Road to Women’s Business Growth project, is an exciting new initiative that hopes to develop skills of entrepreneurs in Nigeria.