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This is Why We Don’t Have to Subscribe to Sexual Extremes

Being a Muslim-American, just like being a part of any minority community, comes with its own set of unique experiences and expectations. The aspects of the Muslim-American experience that I don’t think are discussed nearly enough, considering just how much they affect our daily lives, are the warring sexual extremes that actively define Muslim and…

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What is America’s Obsession With Guns All About?

Like with every issue that America faces today, when the issue of gun violence is brought to the forefront of conversation, it is treated as a stand-alone subject, unconnected to the chain of issues that plague America and the communities within. When a shooter walks into a bar, shoots dozens of people, and then kills…

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Trump Wants to Ban Abortions for Immigrant Teens

If we were to convince the Republican party that not allowing abortions was Sharia Law, I have no doubt that they would change their stance to Pro-Choice immediately. The reason I think it’s important to say this is because no matter how they shape their arguments around the subject matter, the truth is that the…

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How Women Can Help Men Who Have Suffered #MeToo Moments

There was a movie that was released a few years ago called Spotlight, which covers the investigative journalism that went into uncovering the scope of molestation within the Catholic Church worldwide. One of the points that was brought up when hearing out the victims of this international crisis was that boys were usually more often…

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What Feminism Means to Me

Feminism is light coming to confront the darkness.   It is a coming of change and a warning to those who are not willing to let this change build a new world.   Feminism is art and action, history and future.   Feminism is present. A gift built to new heights with the fire of…

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What Does An All Muslim American Cast Look Like?

2018 has been the year of incredible diversity and inclusion in the film industry, giving us all hope that maybe we are witnessing a progressive push forward from tokenism to genuine representation. Just this February, the world was gifted Marvel’s Black Panther, featuring an almost entirely black cast showcasing what black excellence looks like on the big…

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Why Muslims Need to Step Up Our Presence in the Film Industry

When I was attending university at UC Riverside, I worked at a place on campus called the Middle Eastern Student Center, where I met and befriended (as you can imagine) students from all different Middle Eastern, South East Asian, and North African backgrounds. The best part of that experience was the opportunity to converse with…