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As a Muslim woman, I found Kim Kardashian’s Met Gala outfit bizarre and distasteful.

American outlets have fallen over themselves to praise the reality TV star for effectively wearing a burka on the red carpet, even as Afghan women protest against their oppression at the hands of the Taliban

Read more (The Independent)
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Modest Fashion is Making a Comeback

If you spent all your time online right now, you’d be forgiven for thinking fashion had arrived somewhere deeply strange. Every third girl on TikTok wears a ‘sub choker’ to make videos about doing laundry, while social media ads for an absurdly high-cut bodysuit recently caused a mixture of sniggering and nausea among the middle-aged women of my acquaintance. Now, courtesy of yet more unsightly social media adverts, we can learn that the forward-thinking individualist should choose to empower themselves with slave shackles and accessories reminiscent of equestrian bridles.

Read more (The Post)
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How To Get Your Book Published As A Journalist – A Step By Step Guide

Writing a book is no easy feat. But for journalists, whose entire career is based around writing, publishing your own book is often the dream. But, how do you get from a fledging idea to a publication day announcement on Twitter? How do you find an agent? Or write a book proposal that makes sense? We spoke to three journalists turned authors to get the low down.

Read more (Journo Resources)
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As a Muslim feminist I know what sharia really means – it’s not what the Taliban says

‘Sharia’ is one of those words that’s triggering for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. But it’s important to consider what this set of laws actually entails.

Read more (The Independent)