Author: Fatemeh

The Naked Truth: Security vs. Privacy

NPR covered a story about security in Baghdad’s Green Zone, which centered specifically on one woman’s protest against the type of body scanning used: it doesn’t see hair or clothing, but sees the body, (I’m assuming metal) jewelry, and any…

Commence With the Jokes

This past weekend, Comedy Central ran a “Superstar Standup Blowout” for the Fourth of July, running stand up comedy specials all weekend. Readers, I love a good laugh, and I love good stand up, so I spent a fair amount…

The Elephant in the Feminist Classroom

There are plenty of elephants in feminist classrooms, as we’re all aware. As a woman of color, there have been times when I was one of those elephants. White, middle-class feminism’s overlooking of race, class, queer identities, ability…this leads to…

A Review of The Veil Anthology

Full disclosure: I interviewed editor Jennifer Heath about this book for Bitch’s upcoming issue. The review below also appeared on my blog. Jennifer Heath published The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam in 2004. And I loved it.…

Katy Perry Plays Make Believe

Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” has been in my head a lot lately. Not just because it’s catchy, not just because there’s something I like about the song, but also because the song has been bugging me. On the…

Introduction

Before I introduce myself, I’d like to thank Feministe for giving me the opportunity to blog here. My name is Fatemeh Fakhraie, and I’m the founder and editor-in-chief of Muslimah Media Watch, which analyzes and critiques images of Muslim women…