​Saudi Anchorwoman Appears Without Veil, Shitstorm Ensues

Last week, Saudi Arabian satellite TV channel Al Ekhbariya became the center of controversy when they featured an anchorwoman during a broadcast without a veil—supposedly the first time a female presenter has done so. While many decried the newscaster's appearance as a disgrace to tradition, others saw it as an… » 8/04/14 4:40pm 8/04/14 4:40pm

Canada Bans Muslim Women From Wearing Veils At Citizenship Ceremonies

There are already reports that France's "burqa ban" is inciting more harassment of Muslim women, and now it's giving other countries horrible ideas. Yesterday, the Canadian government announced that from now on Muslim women must take off or lift their veil when taking the oath of citizenship. We expected so much… » 12/13/11 11:50am 12/13/11 11:50am

Does NiqaBitch Enrich The Burqa Ban Debate?

Two self-described web-activists called Niqabitch are making a splash in the French (and European) media landscape. To protest France's burqa ban, they're mixing things up a bit and throwing together a niqab with a miniskirt. » 10/08/10 5:05pm 10/08/10 5:05pm

Australian Court Rules Witness Must Remove Her Veil

An Australian court has ruled that a woman cannot wear her niqab to testify in court — but the decision may be more about prejudice than legal necessity. » 8/19/10 11:57am 8/19/10 11:57am

Crush On Obama Fades After First Year • Girl Scientist Invited To White…

• Breakups hurt. Amber Lee Ettinger, aka Obama Girl, says she's disappointed in the President's first year, and would like to see him focusing more on "jobs and the economy." • » 1/27/10 5:40pm 1/27/10 5:40pm

Muslim Fashion Blogger Speaks Out On The Veil

"I'm as American as anyone else, I watch movies, [...] I work outside the home, I'm pursuing my dreams, the only difference is that little piece of fabric I wrap around my head. Big whoop." — Mariam Sobh [BoingBoing] » 9/28/09 10:40am 9/28/09 10:40am

Of Burkas And Bikinis: Exercise, Body Image, And The Veil

Does wearing modest dress free Muslim women from the pressure of being a sex object? And is that the point? Two recent articles today explore these issues, with some help from Naomi Wolf. » 9/10/09 1:00pm 9/10/09 1:00pm

Is There Feminist Discourse Beyond The Veil?

Whenever I talk with Fatemeh about feminist issues, one of her most common laments is how the obsession with the veil obscures conversations about the issues Muslim women face. Today, I read two articles that illustrate why. » 9/04/09 3:00pm 9/04/09 3:00pm

Muslim-Owned Shop Bans Women Wearing Veils

A jewelry store in Glasgow says customers cannot wear anything covering their faces, following a robbery by men disguised as Muslim women. Veil-wearing women, however, can schedule an appointment with a female staffer. [The Telegraph] » 4/28/09 10:20am 4/28/09 10:20am

Princess Hijab

Since 2006, the guerrilla street artist "Princess Hijab" has been "hijab-izing" Parisian ads, covering pictured women's faces and bodies with spray paint and marker and pasting original "hijab ads" around the city. » 12/12/08 6:20pm 12/12/08 6:20pm

Victory With A Veil

When watching the Olympics this year, don't be surprised if you see more veiled female athletes » 8/11/08 11:20am 8/11/08 11:20am than before. The Beijing Games will see eleven female athletes from predominately Muslim countries who are opting to wear specially-designed hijabs while they compete. While countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei do not…