Posts Tagged ‘Segregation’

Brass Crescent Awards 2008 | 1429

// October 9th, 2008 // 2 Comments » // Blog

The Brass Crescent Awards are here again. I'm not sure who to nominate, except of course…

BEST GROUP BLOG: MuslimMatters.org!

We received a 'special mention' or something last year, but this year we must win, inshā’Allāh. New look, new writers, new competitions – a whole new MM!

Ijtema.net is not really a group 'blog', plus we have our own plans for blogosphere domination, inshā’Allāh. So I'd rather peeps nominate MM (if you even care about my opinion, that is!).

They have a BEST FEMALE BLOG category, which I think my dearest sister, Organica (previously known as Organic Muslimah) should totally win. Vote Organica!

But the description for that category irks me somewhat:

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Mexico City starts “Grope-free” buses

// January 24th, 2008 // 7 Comments » // Blog

For those who like to think it's only “us” that have this problem, let's face the facts: the same slimy, perverted, male specimens are indigenous to most populations on this planet, and are not exclusive to the East nor the West, though they deserve the same universal fate of castration using very blunt instruments and no anaesthetic – wouldn't you agree, girls?

Mexico City has started a women-only bus service to protect female passengers from groping and verbal abuse common on the city's packed public transportation system.

Millions of people cram into subway trains and buses in the Mexican capital, one of the world's largest cities, and women have long complained of abuse from men taking advantage of overcrowding to sneak in an inappropriate grab.

“One time a man stuck his hand up my skirt. They grab your butt … It's gross,” said 27-year-old office assistant Lourdes Zendejas, who waited 20 minutes during the evening rush hour to catch one of the new buses.

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That’s Interesting, But Why?

// September 4th, 2007 // No Comments » // Blog

BBC News: Religion not race segregates city

“The Jews, Hindus and Sikhs seem to be better off in areas that are dominated by their own religion, except for the Muslim-dominated areas which get progressively worse off as they become more segregated.

“Any government plan that talks about 'parallel lives' and a lack of integration being a bad thing is missing the point – it's not bad for everybody.

“But for one group, the Muslims, they seem to be trapped in a spiral where they can't seem to move out of high deprivation areas.”

I repeat the title: that's interesting, but why? Why is it the case, that segregration is beneficial for other religious minority communities, but not ours?

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The Blues Sisters

// May 20th, 2007 // 34 Comments » // Blog

# Woke up this morning #

De-da de-da

# Put on ma fancy clothes #

De-da de-da

# Was meant to be girls only #

De-da de-da

# But God only knows! #

# I've got the – yeah yeah – i've got the segregated wedding blues! #

Baba-ra-baba-ra-baba-ra-ba

# Don't know why I bother #

De-da de-da

# Can't ever trust ma brothers, no no… #

De-rum de-rum de-rum de-rum

(…They're always bad news…)

# Oh yeeeeah… #

A warning to whomever i marry, and any potential male guests*:

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Modesty Bus

// April 24th, 2007 // 2 Comments » // Blog

I see that Muslims are not the only ones with segregation issues:

Israel's 'modesty' buses draw fire

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