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Mia Khalifa Talks Being Groomed for Sexual Exploitation

A month ago, content subscription service OnlyFans announced they were banning all sexually explicit content across their platform. However, these plans were axed after millions spoke out, threatening to boycott the site. Leading up to and in the midst of this, several current/former adult actresses spoke out against those who had sexually manipulated them. The…

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This Art Project Captures the Heart of the Muslim Marriage Crisis

Tahira Nailah Dean, a Black American Muslim Lawyer, writer, and activist recently launched her passion project with a team of brilliant Muslim women in the form of a three part photo series. Launched on September 3, 2021, “The ISMs Project” is meant to bring awareness to the marriage crisis in the Muslim community.  “In hopes…

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Planning an Event? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

The success of an event is determined by how well the event is planned. The event planner needs to pay attention to the small details that will make the event successful and memorable. Planning an event is a hectic task. Many mistakes are involved when planning an event. The mistakes may ruin the event. The…

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Is Religion a Social Issue In U.S. Universities?

In 1962, the Supreme Court in the United States passed a ruling that banned prayers sponsored by schools. The court only allowed private prayers where a few students could meet and pray without involving the entire school. Some analysts believe this was the genesis of the many religious-social challenges in U.S. schools today.  Specifically, religion…

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When You Are Asked “Where Are You From?” One Too Many Times

I sat earlier today getting my nails done in a nail shop in midtown for 10 dollars (message me and I’ll tell you where). I think the nail technician was Indian, but I’m honestly not sure. She could’ve been Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan for all I know. She was talking to her coworkers in her…

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Why Stereotypes Are Oppressive to Muslim Women

One of the most misunderstood Islamic teachings is about the treatment, or rather the mistreatment of Muslim women. The mainstream Westernized perspective is generally that Muslim women are deprived of their rights. By continuously presenting Muslim women as fully covered and following male orders, the media has stereotyped Muslim women as oppressed and with little…

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What Does Islam Say About Forced Marriages?

In some cultures, a girl’s right to marry is ignored. Educated men and women now talk about marriage at home, but in some cultures, women may still be discouraged from talking about marriage. In these cultures, parents may an arrange a marriage for their children.   Some Muslims from these cultures don’t accept the idea…

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Why Today Is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Today, August 3rd, is Black Women Equal Pay Day. This date signifies how long it takes a Black woman working full-time to catch up to making what her average non-Hispanic white male counterpart earned in 2020. Black women make 63 cents for every dollar made by a white man. Meaning that if both of them…

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CAN MUSLIMS GET DIVORCED? JUGGLING DIVORCE AND RELIGION

The subject of divorce is always a sensitive one, no matter what context it relates to. But, when we have to juggle a separation with our religion, things can quickly become even more complicated. For whatever reason, it’s an unavoidable fact of life that some marriages don’t work out. When that happens, the best, or…

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The Truth About Birth Trauma In the BAME Community

It’s been widely reported that women from BAME communities are more likely to experience birth trauma, or die during pregnancy. So, why is that the case, and what can be done to change this worrying trend? The likelihood of experiencing birth trauma has, for the most part, significantly decreased over the years. This is thanks,…