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Politics
Since several French mayors decided to ban from their beaches the "burkini", or full-body bathing suit, worn by some conservative Muslim women, a lot of criticism of French restrictions on women's liberties has resurfaced.
Religion
The full body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women has been outlawed in three French cities.
Religion
The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full
Religion
Coca Cola's "America the Beautiful" ad on Super Bowl Sunday aimed to be a celebration of diversity, showcasing the many ethnicities that make up our modern social fabric.
Books
An American Bride in Kabul throws down the gauntlet to Western feminists who refuse to condemn these practices. It is a challenge that is at the very least worth hearing.
Religion
(RNS) Islamophobic or empowering? Those are among the reactions to a new Diesel jeans ad featuring a heavily tattooed, topless
Style & Beauty
Join the controversy club, Diesel: Now Formichetti is trying a different approach to reflecting diversity. Our Twitter tipsters
Good News
BONUS: Instead of singing about love or longing, the Avenger's theme song is all about how she makes things happen: "Don't
Post 50
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Culture & Arts
Image-making is by definition always a process of objectification; Iranian-American artist Taravat Talepasand extends this process by incorporating the use of self-portraiture into her work.
The World Post
A new Afghan television program is hoping to provide a forum for local women to speak out against widespread abuse, rape
The World Post
Watch "Burka Woman" here: As the Telegraph reports, Saad Haroon's "Burka Woman" re-works Roy Orbison's signature 1964 tune
The World Post
A Muslim woman facing criminal charges in Australia now alleges she is a victim of mistaken identity, given that she was
Religion
Has anyone ever said to a Muslim, "Welcome to America ?" Try replacing fear with friendship. Ask questions and show true respect. Then you can explain American values, how we got them, and why we want to keep America free.
Culture & Arts
Speaking enthusiastically of the nature of street art - finding your spots, site-specifics of designs, methods of engaging
The World Post
Dawkins is currently promoting a new documentary titled "Faith School Menace?" in which he argues that religious schools
The World Post
Two Muslim women were ordered to leave a swimming pool in a French holiday village on the southwest coast for wearing body
The World Post
Everyone should be worried about security. But to strike out at a small religious group of Muslim women in France in case someone planning to do harm will emulate their clothing is not the way to go.
Religion
Banning and denigrating a cultural tradition simply divides communities and engenders anger and resentment in a way that is not constructive toward building a multicultural society.