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Turkey No Arab Spring

This article originally appeared on Boston Review. We landed at Atatürk International early last Friday with the impression from American media that Turkey was falling apart. But much of what we experienced this past weekend in Istanbul contradicted that narrative. We were left wondering whether the political situation is really a “crisis,” and, if so, […]

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Prostate terminology bewilders many inner-city men

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK | Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:45pm BST (Reuters Health) – Many inner-city men don’t understand basic terms having to do with the prostate, according to a new survey, which could make it difficult for them to decide on treatment options for related cancers. “The risk to benefit ratio of prostate cancer screening […]

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USC filmmaker takes on a cultural taboo

By Allison Engel June 4, 2013 As a 19-year-old refugee from Ethiopia, Tadious Odissu ’08, MFA ’12 was very specific when officials at a Turkish refugee camp questioned him about future plans. Odissu astonished them by saying he wanted to go to film school in California. It may have been a result of his audacity, […]

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Parents balance books and babies

By Diane Ver Steeg Anderson June 20, 2013 While many of his classmates head out to get a cup of coffee and socialize after an evening journalism course, Najeeb Hasan has a different agenda. If he can make it home fast enough, he’ll be able to tuck in his three children and get in a […]

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Muslim Women Slam ‘Racist’ Feminist Activists

A group of Muslim women has launched a counter-campaign against theTopless Jihad Day staged by radical feminist group Femen and accused the Ukrainian-based movement of anti-Muslim prejudice. Student activists in Birmingham have called on Muslim women to protest against Femen’s “counterproductive” topless campaign as part of a Muslim Pride Day. “Muslim women have always stood up for […]

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Examining Sexist Oppression Within Our Community

By: Sania Sufi “Have patience!” “Have patience!” Shaken and nervous, I was abruptly awakened by my cousin commanding those words to someone over the phone. I could hear someone yelling and crying hysterically through the phone’s speaker. Because of the extremity of the situation, as well as the look of distress on my cousin’s face, I […]

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Champ skips WH visit because Obama said ‘God bless’ Planned Parenthood

Retired Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, who won a Super Bowl with the team last year, skipped the team’s visit to the White House due to President Obama’s support for Planned Parenthood. “I have great respect for the office of the presidency but about five or six weeks ago, our president made a comment in […]

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Gilligan & the Reductionists

Context We received a call at around 5 pm on Friday the 31st of May by Andrew Gilligan, the Telegraph journalist and the Mayor’s cycle ambassador. He asked the Director of TELL MAMA a number of questions and was provided with a range of responses, some of which were simply not included in the article. […]

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“NEGATIVE TRAJECTORY OF ‘ISLAMIC FEMINISM’”

All Quiet on the Western Front – the Loss of Radical Islamic Feminism at the Hands of Euro-Islam

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How literature is changing in the Arab world: Suzanne Joinson

Ben East I had the most amazing trip to Syria in 2005, where I met the main writers and playwrights. We started to explore what was happening in terms of translation, distribution and which publishers in the UK might be interested in Arab writing. We spent about a year putting together a strategy to encourage […]

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