Posts Tagged: Muslim

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

The Double Standards in Fashion: Kim Kardashian covering herself is high fashion, but Muslim women covering up is a form of repression

As everyone admires this year’s Met Gala ensembles, it’s important to think about the lens through which we see clothing and fashion. The Met Gala is undoubtedly one of the fashion highlights of the year: celebrities and other notable people dress up in the most amazing — most of the time, simply bizarre — outfits …

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

How does my hijab determine how I am perceived?

Why practising your religion should not prevent you from thriving.  Why does wearing religious garments or symbols marginalise you in society? From my experiences and observations, I found that it is not normal for people to carry visual symbols of their religion — in fact, many of these people face prejudice and discrimination. I found …

Extremism is Also a White Problem

Extremism is Also a White Problem

It seems almost impossible nowadays to go online without being inundated with alarmist news and polarising headlines. In the age of fake news, this information overload can make it hard to distinguish useful discourse form intentional misinformation. With constant news coverage often comes harmful shortcuts and ready-made conclusions, especially as it pertains to crime and …

Recognising intersecting identities

Recognising intersecting identities

There is no one way to be part of a group — whether that be ethnic, LGBTQ+, religious, or any other group — and it is time that society and media recognise that. We have previously written about the problems with colour-blind casting and the importance of representation in media, and with the release of …

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

The Rise in Islamophobia in Western Europe

A rise in Islamophobia was pointed out at the UN’s event on International Day of Human Fraternity and repeatedly by President Erdogan. How has this translated within Western Europe? Covid-19 seems to have pushed intolerance to the surface all over the world. A 53% jump in Islamophobic attacks in France highlights a more generalised anti-Muslim …

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for creating scapegoats out of minorities in the rise of cases through baseless allegations. The UK …

International Women’s Day: A day for all women

International Women’s Day: A day for all women

We at JAN Trust have been celebrating International Women’s Day for thirty years this year. Every year we look forward to it not only as a chance to celebrate women and their achievements, but as an opportunity to reflect on society, feminism and the work that we do here. Each International Women’s Day comes with …