Take a look at this article about the girl in the blue bra, or ” A woman among girls.” Check out more about the girl in the blue bra in our “Women in the Egyptian Revolution” section.
Veils Team: Getting ready for work this morning, I heard this story on NPR. We’ve talked, blogged and read a lot about the female Muslim experience, specifically dating (think back to the conversation we cut about boyfriends) but we really haven’t touched on the male experience– for obvious reasons. However, this was compelling and I feel its important that we examine Tarek’s side (perhaps Inti’s ex’s side) as well. Also, this reminded me that the struggle for American Muslims between western customs and their faith is not exclusive to women.
Listen to the Story here: American Muslim Men Balance Faith And Love In ‘Salaam’ : NPR.
For the Veils Team:
Blogger and activist Soraya Morayef documents underground street art and graffiti as a political tool in Cairo. In this post Morayef examines the fight for women’s rights in Egypt. She frames this examination with the work of female graffiti artists. During the height of the Revolution, graffiti emerged in Cairo as a tool against the regime. It has remained a means of conveying political opinion and questioning the status quo. The work Morayef does to document and archive the art is especially important– due to strict censorship laws in Egypt, the art is often painted over. Without Morayef, there would be no physical record of this movement.
It’s a battle, being a woman in an Arab country, but perhaps the dire conditions makes us fighters. Since January 25, so many foreign reporters have waxed on about the awakening of Arab women in the Arab Spring; and how the revolutions liberated us/made us wake up and smell the coffee/made us throw off our headscarves and run happily through the meadows.
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