niqabsandkitaabs:

Kitaabgasm.
“Book covers promote Orientalist portrayal of Muslim women”
http://www.arabglot.com/2011/05/book-covers-promote-orientalist.html (via @arablit)

Head covering? Check. Dark kohl? Check. Narrowed gaze of defiance? Check. Juxtaposed with a helpless look too? Check. Tasteless veil pun for the dozenth time? Check.
Wonderful. Now you know all you need to about Muslim women. Here’s your oriental cookie.

niqabsandkitaabs:

Kitaabgasm.

“Book covers promote Orientalist portrayal of Muslim women”

http://www.arabglot.com/2011/05/book-covers-promote-orientalist.html (via @arablit)

Head covering? Check. Dark kohl? Check. Narrowed gaze of defiance? Check. Juxtaposed with a helpless look too? Check. Tasteless veil pun for the dozenth time? Check.

Wonderful. Now you know all you need to about Muslim women. Here’s your oriental cookie.

 
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