Samina Ali wrote a piece for The Huffington Post today in which she talked about how harmful media images negatively affect Muslim women:
A helpless Muslim woman seems to no longer be just a stereotype. “Muslim woman” has become synonymous with “helpless victim.”
Sound bites the media uses to portray Muslim women have been a large contributor in making this victim mentality a norm. For a recent infographic, IMOW partnered withMiss Representation to show the three common ways the media packages Muslim women: veiled, oppressed, and, most dangerous of all, homogenous.
She also briefly touched on the #MuslimaVoices Twitter chat we did earlier this month.