Happy International Women’s Day!

I spoke with Voice of America as part of a focus story on female Muslim activists in honor of International Women’s Day.

I addressed the stereotypes of Muslim women in Western media outlets:

She is the editor of the Muslimah Media Watch website, where Muslim women discuss their image in media and popular culture.  Fakhraie points to one disturbing example from Switzerland.

“During the minaret ban campaign, there was a poster that had this scowling Muslim woman and she appeared in front of this field of minarets, that looked like nukes through the Swiss flag, a very menacing image,” she said.

Check out the rest at the Voice of America article.

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