In reading Sasha Brookner’s essay, “Muhammad’s Mistresses,” I was initially furious with Brookner’s outlined attack against Muslim feminists. But upon reading further my anger was exchanged for a mere, “oh.” Brookner’s essay unfolds in a controversial manner but in reality espouses or rather mimics the deeply familiar “western,” offensively liberal, patriarchal nature that she intends to deflect.
Since returning home to work for the summer, I have been asked on numerous occasions, the most dreaded questions of them all, “Are you married yet?” Or attempting a rather more polite posing, “You’re not married right?” Followed by, “Do you want me to find you someone?” and “…But you’re so pretty, why not?” While [...]
I'm currently a Masters of Theological Studies student at Harvard Divinity School concentrating in women, gender sexuality and religion, specializing in Islamic Studies and graduated from Wellesley College. I enjoy traveling to warm climates, long dinners with friends and riding my bike through Cambridge and Boston.