When Ramadan first started, I was excited to do it on my own: now my siblings wouldn't hog the leftover lentil soup that I so coveted during suhoor, nor would they jabber so much during suhoor that my dad would shush us all.
All I could think about was thank god I was not in Congo when this happened for, as amazing as our medical partners are there, there is much still that is needed to bring medicine up to western standards.
Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.
India's sexual violence is unique in some ways, but in others, it reflects the global crisis of violence against women, particularly girls.
Privacy is key to having a healthy space. The girls that we work with tell us that they need something that belongs to them where they could do what they want and need to do to better themselves.
"No more holding back. No more pleasing you. No more making myself small to make you more. I am here, and I am going to take up space. I am going ...
I didn't realize that you can't escape from cooking if you have a family. And despite my lack of talent in the kitchen, I still managed to become a codependent housewife.
Ultimately, it's time to redefine the word "feminist" and what it actually means. Because the truth is, we all need feminism. Only once being a feminist becomes the norm and not the exception, will we finally be able to make true, structural progress toward gender equality.
If companies want to make a real change, they can start by expanding their definition of leadership success to address the current built-in gender biases that subordinate the leadership competencies in which many women excel.
I was 22. Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job. I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.
The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.
New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.
As the Head of a school that encourages girls to Dream, Dare, Do; that promotes growth mindset and risk-taking; that knows how girls learn, think and feel; that uses research to inform best practice, I struggle with how not to insist that men and women with the same qualifications be paid equally for the same work.
American women have been on the forefront of exploring their possibilities. Through education and entrepreneurship, starting their own companies, women are working in a chosen profession, which has given them the power to ask and demand changes.
Two weeks after Dunya's death, her husband released a video message unashamedly confessing to her murder, saying it was necessary to protect his honor and adding that anyone in his position would have done the same.
The American mosque has a unique opportunity and necessity to embrace the Prophetic practice of unreservedly receiving women in mosques.