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5 Ways To Cover Your Hair When It's Super Hot Outside

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.24.2014 | Style

Whether your Memorial Day weekend plans involve lounging by the pool, hanging out at the beach or barbecuing with your besties, you'll want to make su...

What Sexism Tastes Like in Istanbul

Janis Powers | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Janis Powers

During the taxi ride back to my hotel, I realize that my lunch was not lamb or chicken or almond soup. I was served a big fat plate of sexual discrimination.

Physicist Faces Jail Time Over Headscarf Incident

natureheader | Davide Castelvecchi | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Posted on behalf of Michele Catanzaro. A Turkish astrophysicist faces two years of jail for forbidding access to a university building to a student we...

The Beauty of Palestine: Olives, Women, and Scarves

Rick Steves | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Frankly, Palestine is not a very pretty place. In hopes of scouting somewhere that looks good for our TV camera, I searched for natural zones. One pla...

Soccer, Sports And (Head) Scarves: Not Just About Freedom Of Religion

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 09.26.2012 | Religion
Marianne Mollmann

It is equally oppressive for the one government to require all women to cover their faces in public as it is for another to require that we don't.

Headscarves in Istanbul

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Not all headscarves are what they appear to be. They are both more and less than you would expect.

Refusing To Cover Head, Christian Woman Sues Muslim Employer

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

AMMAN, Jordan — A Christian Jordanian woman said Sunday she is suing her Gulf Arab employer for arbitrary dismissal after she refused a new dres...

Afghan Government Asks Female TV Pesonalities To Wear Headscarves, Less Make-up On TV

Reuters | Amie Ferris-Rotman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Weird News

By Amie Ferris-Rotman KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan government request that female television presenters don headscarves and avoid heavy ...

Woman 'Shocked' Over Abercrombie & Fitch Headscarf Firing

South San Francisco, CA Patch | Drew Himmelstein | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion

Hani Khan, 20, of Foster City said she had never faced discrimination before being fired from an Abercrombie & Fitch subsidiary at Hillsdale Mall....

Iran's Fashion Police Target 'Western' Looks, Hairstyles

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- It's an Iranian rite of summer: Islamic morality squads pressure women to keep their headscarves snug and coverings in place, and afte...

Appeals Court Sides With Prison In Headscarf Case

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A federal appeals court has sided with a prison system whose policy forbids Muslim women em...

India: Muslim Student Leaves College Over Headscarf Row

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Muslim girl who was asked by her college near Mangalore, India, to stop wearing her headscarf to class due to classmates' complaints has left her st...

Headscarf Martyr Marwa Sherbini Mourned In Egypt

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Thousands of Egyptian mourners marched behind the coffin of the "martyr of the head scarf" on Monday _ a pregnant Muslim woman who was s...

Headscarves and Hymens

Mona Eltahawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mona Eltahawy

When President Barack Obama said he wanted to address women's rights during his speech to Muslims last week, I said a prayer to the God of the Torah, the Bible and the Quran: please don't let him fall into the trap of headscarves and hymens.

How To Live On $0 A Day: Keeping Up Appearances -- Revising Your Beauty Regimen

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Poverty doesn't have to age you if you're creative. If you have scientific tendencies, you can always grow your own botulism toxin.

Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Obama's performance in Turkey was flawless; he met the expectations of his admirers and won approval from many skeptics.