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The first daughter was called "Nepotism Barbie" and reminded of her father's travel ban on Muslim-majority countries.
The Muslim female body often becomes the symbol of militarized progress and repressive piety. But the younger generation of Muslim-American women is challenging these misconceptions and changing the status quo. They are redefining what it means to be fashionable, female, Muslim, and American.
“I can’t sit here as the first Muslim woman to represent the United States at the Olympic games and be numb on these issues that directly affect me.” “American Beauty” is a new series in which Yahoo Lifestyle takes a virtual cross-country journey to discover what beauty means — reimagining the American flag through the diverse group of faces that make up the United States of America. From Muslim Americans and women in the military to single moms and teachers, we highlight what makes each group unique while showcasing the common threads that bring us together. In this edition of “Inspired By,” Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad explains the trials and triumphs of being a black Muslim woman in the world of sports.
Last week marked a major event and anniversary in Malala Yousafzai’s life. “5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford,” she wrote on Twitter with a photo of her school books.
Although Ginella Massa has been an on-air reporter since 2015, this week marked a significant step forward for her and for women of the Muslim faith everywhere, when she sat in as news anchor for the first time. The stint at the news desk with Toronto’s CityNews station marks a first for her — and for Canada.