Things We Saw Today: Muslim Rapper/Activist Mona Haydar Swags With Her Hijabis
Muslim poet/rapper/activist Mona Haydar has zero time for the kind of feminism that prescribes that the only true feminist liberation is that which requires women to be willing to show skin, otherwise you’re “oppressed” or “repressed” or any other word with “essed” at the end (posessed? obsessed?). With her first single, “Hijabi” (which she promises is from a debut EP we can expect soon!), Haydar introduces us to a variety of women in hijab doing things that women in hijab do. Like, you know, dance and enjoy hip-hop, and also respecting their religion by observing it in the way they choose. (via Pajiba)
- If you want an NES Classic, you’d better hurry! Nintendo is discontinuing the popular system. (via Fashionably Geek)
- Director Rian Johnson mingled with fans in line just before the Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration today! (via Coming Soon)
- Writer Parker Molloy points out exactly why Ivanka Trump is the worst. Along with some outlets that cover her. (via Twitter)
Margaret Atwood and Elizabeth Moss talk The Handmaid’s Tale. (via Time)
That’s it on our end. What have you seen today?
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