November282013

youmightbeamisogynist:

bloglikeanegyptian:

qahera:

This is less of a superhero comic and more of a tribute. I remember at one point during the revolution, people would use statistics of attacks on women to discredit political movements – and Egyptians – at large. This keeps happening, consistently, both locally and internationally. People will abuse statistics as they see fit, but they will always ignore the women at the base of those statistics. So, politics and superpowers aside, here is my attempt at a tribute to real-life superheroes.

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The women of the Arab Spring are the true heroes. They were and are on the front line for every protest and uprising and when they are targeted and specifically victimized for their activism and power, they don’t back down. They start another front, battle the use of assault and gendered violence to try and silence women specifically. We spend so much time talking over women of color, especially Middle Eastern, Arab, and Muslim women, but we never ask them what they want. Well, their actions speak for them. These are not women afraid of a fight, these are not women begging for white knights to save them. They slog through vitriol and threats, through lack of resources, and come out on top again and again and again. 

(Source: qahera, via bloglikeanegyptian)

November262013
coolchicksfromhistory:

Söyembikä of Kazan, 16th century
Art by Sion Clarke (tumblr)
Söyembikä ruled Kazar as regent for her two year old son Ütämeşgäräy from 1549-1551.  She was one of the first Muslim women to serve as head of state.  Her rule ended in 1551 when Ivan the Terrible seized parts of Kazan.  He then forced Söyembikä and her son to move to Moscow.
In Kazan there is a landmark called Söyembikä Tower.  Legend says Ivan the Terrible built it for Söyembikä who would only marry him after he built her a tower with seven tiers.  Supposedly when Söyembikä climbed the completed tower, she looked out over her beloved homeland and was so overcome with grief for her people that she threw herself off the tower. 
In reality, Söyembikä married the Russia-imposed khan of Kazar, Şahğäli.  Her exact date of death is unknown.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Söyembikä of Kazan, 16th century

Art by Sion Clarke (tumblr)

Söyembikä ruled Kazar as regent for her two year old son Ütämeşgäräy from 1549-1551.  She was one of the first Muslim women to serve as head of state.  Her rule ended in 1551 when Ivan the Terrible seized parts of Kazan.  He then forced Söyembikä and her son to move to Moscow.

In Kazan there is a landmark called Söyembikä Tower.  Legend says Ivan the Terrible built it for Söyembikä who would only marry him after he built her a tower with seven tiers.  Supposedly when Söyembikä climbed the completed tower, she looked out over her beloved homeland and was so overcome with grief for her people that she threw herself off the tower. 

In reality, Söyembikä married the Russia-imposed khan of Kazar, Şahğäli.  Her exact date of death is unknown.

(via fuckyeahethnicwomen)

November242013
November202013
November182013
tansheer:

Masjid Muhammad Ali, Old Cairo

tansheer:

Masjid Muhammad Ali, Old Cairo

November142013

namelessthingsdismantle:

"Muslim women of color just can’t win. If we talk about misogyny in our societies and how Muslim men don’t really want to change it we’re afraid it will be co-opted by racist white ‘progressives’ and ‘feminists’ as something inherent to our skin and culture and will use it as an excuse to push for nationalist agendas ignorant of our complex histories. So us Muslim women of color learn to talk in bursts, snippets or to stay silent and internalize it. But never at length. It’s not easy being a woman of color who finds her own defined solace in her religion but not in most men of her religion and it’s not easy being a woman of color who wants to practice her religion without having a White Savior hover over her body and life.”
— Ilana Alazzeh

(via fuckyeahethnicwomen)

November122013

muslim heroines of the marvel universe: sooraya qadir, faiza hussain, monet st. croix, monica chang, kamala khan

muslim heroines of the marvel universe: sooraya qadir, faiza hussain, monet st. croix, monica chang, kamala khan

(Source: ucarim, via mistyknights)

November12013

najmani:

Ilwad (Elle) Elman runs the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu with her mom, Fartun. Her father was an ardent peace activist in the 1990s, spreading the mantra “Put down the gun, pick up the pen” around Somalia, but was assassinated in 1996. Elle returned to Mogadishu three years ago while the conflict still raged on in the city. She works closely with victims of rape and sexual assault, as well as rehabilitating child soldiers by teaching them vocational skills.

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(via thepoliticalmecca)

October272013

minisporgiti:

please can this spread like wildfire?

(Source: hiheyhelloleyla, via mistyknights)

October212013
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