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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

Good news from the Supreme Court? Free nipples? “Solidarity” gone horribly wrong? Must be time to update your reading list!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s our roundup of the best that ladyblogland had to offer.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches From Ladyblogland Have Hugo Schwyzer Feels

The ladyblogosphere is very small. You’re always running into each other at twitter parties and leaning to your friend going, “I can’t believe they showed their face here!” Let’s see who came to the party this week, shall we?

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: That Hijab Thing

I am a big fan of getting both sides of the story. Likewise, I try very hard not to judge anything I don’t really know about. It is hard for a woman who has never worn one to see a hijab and not judge. Here, Olivia gives us a look “behind the veil.” Do I […]

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Crossposts

What Happens When a Queen’s Respect for a Culture Upsets Politicians

While I was supposed to be putting the final touches on a presentation on Sunday, procrastination on Twitter led me to the trending topic “Kamervragen PVV.” The PVV is the Dutch Party for Freedom, which is headed by Geert Wilders. This man and this party, to me, represent everything that is wrong with my country (well, […]

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Life

(Don’t) Ask A Muslim

I’m a big, giant fan of communication. However, many today have seemingly confused “dialogue” with “utter contempt for decorum or manners.” In light of this, today I’m going to go over the top five things you need not ask a Muslim.

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Style

So You’ve Decided to Wear Hijab: What To Expect

I am an unrepentant lover of the hijab. I love it when it’s dolled up, cascading, folded simply, slung loosely, tucked up under, or tightly wrapped around just the hairline. The colors, the fabrics; I can easily spend hours in a hijab store and never be satisfied. I have gotten them shipped in from Kuwait, […]

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Life

That Hijab Thing

Veiled threats, behind the veil, women who veil, unveiling the Middle East. Today we’re going to talk about veils, known colloquially as a hijab. How much political hubris a piece of fabric holds, how many assumptions, both cultural and religious, can be built into a loose cotton weave and just why are people so intrigued […]