Monday, February 22nd, 2010
In January, I gave a keynote lecture on how women in the Arab world use social media to express themselves. My talk opened the “Islam and the Media: Who Speaks for Islam?” conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center for Media, Religion and Culture.
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
In an online poll, Barbie fans voted what her new career should be. They chose: News Anchor – a wonderful coincidence because as you’ll see from my latest Time.com video essay, that’s exactly the kind of job I’ve had in mind for Barbie ever since an Italian designer added a burka to her wardrobe.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Australian broadcaster Rachael Kohn interviewed me for her show “The Spirit of Things” on Islam, feminism and many other issues that I really enjoyed discussing with her.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
NEW YORK – Imagine if 3 million boys had their penises cut off every year. Imagine that despite accounts of the unfathomable pain boys endure to ensure chastity and passage into manhood, religious leaders for decades taught their communities that God had decreed such mutilation. A world tongue-tied by cultural relativism says nothing Sounds absurd, [...]