Fitting In

by Mahina Shareef __ In 2000, my parents migrated to Singapore from a conservative rural town in India with three young kids in tow. While the Indian Muslim community here has a long history, I want to explore my experience as a first-generation immigrant in relation to the Malay community. The presence of the Malay…

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Editor’s Letter: South Asian Muslims

by ‘Afifah Shameemah __ “They call us crows; black, ugly, noisy. ‘The crows have descended’, they’ll joke among themselves.” – M. A. A friend, M, reached out to me to share her experiences as an Indian Muslim woman in Singapore through an insightful yet disheartening email. Much like her, many other South Asian Muslims have…

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Wearing the Hijab at Work

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (‘TAFEP’) is currently investigating an incident in which a hijab-wearing woman (‘hijabi’) working as a promoter at Tangs was asked to remove her hijab. Tangs had initially taken the position that this was a case of miscommunication regarding the company’s dress code and grooming standards to…

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Dealing with Racial Stress

You stressed? Stress is not necessarily a negative emotion. Everyone has gone through stressful situations and experiences at some point in their lives. A limited amount of stress can even help us build the necessary urgency and resilience to accomplish tasks and learn to deal with challenges in life. However, this is assuming that the…

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Joint Statement by Muslim Women Groups to OKLETSGO

[Content warning: Mentions of misogyny, sexual harassment, exploitation of sexual assault survivors, and online intimidation] We strongly condemn the misogynist and sexist comments consistently made on-air by Dzar Ismail, Dyn Norahim, and Raja Razie, the three hosts of the OKLETSGO podcast on Spotify. They minimise their crude and offensive language, sexual harassment on-air and exploitative…

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Cara-cara ringkas untuk berbual dengan wanita

Pada milenia ini, adakah anda dapati sukar berbicara dengan seorang wanita dengan sopan dan berhemah? Adakah sukar untuk anda memandang wanita sebagai manusia yang bermaruah tinggi dan bukan sebagai objek seks? Biar kami kongsi cara-cara berkomunikasi dengan kaum wanita tanpa mengambil kira paras dan bentuk tubuhnya. Masih terlalu ramai kaum wanita mengalami diskriminasi dan keganasan…

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