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Dec 03 2013

We should not abandon secularism

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WE SHOULD NOT ABANDON SECULARISM Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation December 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3 Editor: Maryam Namazie. Design: Kiran Opal The publication is available here. PDF version available for download. URGENT ACTION: REJECT SEX SEGREGATION IT’S 2013. LET’S NOT TIME TRAVEL Universities UK (UUK) guidance to universities on …

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Nov 23 2013

Rescind endorsement of sex segregation at UK universities

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UPDATE: * There will be a protest at Universities UK offices in London on 10 December 2013, International Human Rights Day, to oppose sex segregation. You can join Facebook Events Page here. * Teams of Sex Apartheid Busters are being organised to break segregation wherever it is instituted. To join, email [email protected]  Universities UK (UUK) has …

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Sep 05 2013

I’m a dishonour to culture and tradition; a black mark on faith and religion

Have you heard the lovely Aryana singing about the plight of Afghan women? She’s one of the judges of an Afghan singing competition (The Voice) and has received threats for appearing on TV unveiled. In the below interview in English, she says: Being a woman, the problem is… whatever she does in Afghanistan is a …

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Jul 30 2013

Even pregnant women are immoral

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The absurdity continues. In Turkey, an Islamist or “Muslim thinker” as they are often called has said that pregnant women should stay home as “it’s disgraceful”, it’s “immorality”. The country’s highest religious body has said that whilst motherhood is a gift, pregnant women should dress more “modestly”. The misogynist comments have sparked protests, including by …

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Jul 30 2013

Many problems can be solved with sex slaves

If only someone had thought of it sooner. But better late than never I guess… (This is from 2011 by the way but too good to pass up on) A female Kuwaiti politician has called for the legalization of sex slavery, saying it would protect decent, devout and virile Kuwaiti men from adultery. And all …

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Jul 20 2013

Hope for Saudi women

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Did you hear the latest? Women in Hafar Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia have been banned from using the library. Their male guardian has to take out books for them. But not to worry – hope is on hand in the form of the findings of last year’s all-male conference on “women in society” pictured below. Or …

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Jun 30 2013

Yes I am a whore

Throughout the ages, dissenting women have always been called whores. I know I have many times. My response? “Yes, yes, I am a whore…” Read below Taslima Nasrin’s poem called “You go Girl”, which she read out during her speech at Atheist Ireland’s Dublin conference “Empowering Women Through Secularism” (and which by the way made …

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Apr 22 2013

My Right, Woman’s Right

From Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation Here is some interesting footage of women in Iran at a football stadium. The regime’s female security is warning women to behave via loudspeakers and telling them to stop dancing and shouting slogans. As is the case in Iran, even attending a football match becomes political. Women continue …

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Apr 22 2013

Support “red-clothed” women of Marivan

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Fitna – Movement for Women’s Liberation Press Release On Monday 15 April 2013, the Islamic regime of Iran’s security forces paraded a man dressed in women’s clothing and a hejab on the streets of Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan in order to punish and humiliate him. A judge had sentenced three men from two feuding families to …

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Apr 05 2013

Yaay! Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female cyclists

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Yaay! There are reports that Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on female cyclists! A Saudi daily cited an unnamed official as saying women can now ride bikes in parks and recreational areas but must wear a full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and stay within certain areas. They are allowed to bike for recreational …

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Mar 28 2013

Only you are to blame

Islamists who are supporters or part of the Morsi government have said that women are to blame for the increasing rape and sexual assault in Egypt.This despite the fact that there is clear evidence that much of it is state-sponsored and that a large number of those assaulted are veiled women. “How do they ask the …

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Mar 10 2013

Impossible not to see

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Below is my speech at the wonderful International Women’s Day event in Frankfurt. • 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending girls’ education. • Egyptian atheist Aliaa Magda ElMahdy’s nude scream against misogyny and hypocrisy. • The outrage over the assassination of socialist leader Chokri Belaid in Tunisia. • The “Harlem …

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Feb 11 2013

Sexual Harassment of Women is State Sponsored Say Egyptian Women

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Today was a day of action against sexual terrorism in Egypt. One Islamic cleric gave a fatwa justifying the sexual assaults saying women were going to the protests to get raped. Nonetheless he and his Muslim Brothers have received their response by women on the streets of Egypt. See the magnificent protest below: Here are what some …

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Oct 02 2012

Women are always expendable

Did you hear that Ikea had airbrushed all women out of their Saudi Arabian catalogue? Ikea released a statement expressing regret over the issue: “We should have reacted and realised that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalogue is in conflict with the Ikea Group values.” Starbucks it seems also removed the …

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Sep 20 2012

Cover your damn eyes

Did you hear the report about the mullah who told a girl to  cover herself properly whilst on his way to the mosque in a VILLAGE(!) in Iran? Veiling is compulsory there and ‘bad-hejabi’ a form of dissent and resistance. The girl told him  to cover his eyes, insulted him and beat him so bad …

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Aug 18 2012

Ex-Muslim Women Coffee Morning

Ex-Muslim Women’s Coffee Morning The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is organising a second meet-up for ex-Muslim women after the summer term to provide a safe space for meeting like-minded friends and discussing concerns. The second meet-up will be held on Friday 7 September from 11:30am-1pm in central London. If you would like to join …

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Jun 11 2012

Unveiled women are like buses

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This is my final blog for Secular Student Alliance blogathon. I can’t believe I managed to post a blog every half an hour from 9am-3pm GMT! But all for a good cause. I leave you with some pearls of wisdom – not mine of course – but of an Islamic ‘scholar’ and Friday prayers leader. …

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Feb 23 2012

Now you know why women are worth half of men

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  Man asks Mullah: Why do you consider women only half that of men? Mullah: Because we are only concerned with her bottom half; the top half is useless to us. So now  you know. (Via Afshin Azizian on Facebook)

Jan 20 2012

You look gorgeous today, dear

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(Via Anti-theists. Pro-Active atheists. Opposing religion. On Facebook)

Jan 18 2012

We need nudity: In support of Golshifteh Farahani

Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani has posed nude for a Madame Le Figaro magazine photoshoot in a move that is seen to defend freedom of speech and oppose the strictures against women. I unequivocally support Golshifteh Farahani. We need nudity now more than ever to break the hold of Islam and Islamism in our lives particularly …

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