matttbastard at Muslimah Media Watch

by matttbastard

My thanks to the fine folks at Muslimah Media Watch for crossposting my post on Faiza M:

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4 thoughts on “matttbastard at Muslimah Media Watch

  1. Did you notice this comment from the linked Aqoul piece?

    “The woman did not wear the Saudi style ninja costume in her native Morocco; apparently imposed by her husband in France. Without having further information, one would suspect a family arranged marriage of a country girl to a cousin or contact in France who’s gone reactionary in France.”

    Veeeerry interesting. And speaks right to your point re the MEN’s role in these matters of female suppression.


  2. Congrats on the cross post Mattt. Very good point Chrystal. This extreme action on the part of the French government is probably meant to serve a message — assimilate or leave. Sounds like they want to create a whole new category of submissive women.


  3. Chrystal: I found that very interesting, too.

    Beijing: Thank you very much. Yeah, there’s definitely a broader message at play–one that this sort of racist ‘othering’ furthers.


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