Post by: Siwar M

Nostalgia for the Criminal Past by Kathleen Winter

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Kathleen Winter’s Nostalgia for the Criminal Past is a delightful work of re-personalizing the past. How can one remember and write the specificity of a narrative that has been taken over by a communal history—one that has become mankind’s past? What do the expulsion from Eden or Apollo 11 have to do with …

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Two Interesting Articles on Arab Feminism

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If you are at all interested in the Arab Spring, Arab Feminism, The Blue Bra of Tahrir Square, the consistently offensive “portrayal” of the niqab and/or hijab, these two articles are for you. One appeared in Foreign Policy’s Sex Issue, and a response to it on Al Monitor.

To give a piece of my mind here, as much as I agree with ElTahawy’s rage at the …

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Honour Killings and a nine year old’s stand against it.

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This pretty much made my day.

One of the most controversial topics in Jordanian (& Arab) Feminist issues is Honour Killings. Honour Killings are in no way a “religious matter” as some people try to identify them (in regards to their defense or their protest). Honour Killings is a phenomenon that is the outcome of sexism and lack of education. It is about the control over …

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Why is Feminism Important?

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For me, this is an interesting blog entry to write, especially because I felt a compulsion to write a similar one a couple of months ago on a social media platform called 7iber in Jordan. The question that I seem to encounter a lot, both in Jordan and the US, is “Why feminism? Isn’t it obsolete? Why is it important?”.

At AWP, while I was at …

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Call for Submissions & Happy New Year!

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HAPPY 2012, EVERYONE!

Our reading period for the Fall 2012 Issue opens today! We are looking for great poetry, nonfiction, and art , as well as fiction for our Fall 2012 contest, which will be judged by Ru Freeman.

(Note that Ru is also a participant in So to Speak‘s AWP panel, titled “Troubling the Label:When Does a Text Become Feminist.” Make sure you attend the panel …

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