In light of the recent burkini ban debacle, which dominated media coverage this past week, here is an academic overview into the intersections of fashion, Islam and Orientalism. Let’s just get one thing straight: there’s no direct translation in Arabic for the word ‘veil’. Many Muslim women refer to the headscarf, not as hijab –… Read More Fashion and the re-inscription of Muslim identity – a female only space
The countries of the Middle East and North Africa region have been mired in bad press regarding women’s rights. And though some of it is warranted, there’s no reason not to go for fear of simply being a woman. Whether you’re travelling solo or in company if you take certain precautions and are understanding of cultural… Read More Woman travelling to the Mid-East? These clothing tips have you covered.