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Hijabi Ninjas Are Officially The Best Thing There Is

So, okay, guys, let’s laugh at how dumb our media sources are sometimes. When the picture below first surfaced (from Iran), Reuters et al were quick to yell OMG IRAN IS TRAINING FEMALE NINJAS TO BE ASSASSINS. Have a look: Yes. They’re female assassins. Because Reuters et al are FRIGGING STUPID. Apparently it got back […]

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Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (Egypt) Defeats Andrea Cassara (Italy) in Men’s Foil Individual at 2012 Olympics

I had to share the picture. :) What’s he doing? Making sujood, or the prostration that Muslims make in their five daily prayers. The forehead and nose are touched to the ground, facing Makkah, and some variation of “Subhan Rabbi Al-‘Alaa” (Glorified is my Lord, the Almighty). Although, really, any invocation can be recited. Things […]

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Pakistan’s Hockey Team Defeats Argentina 2-0 at the London Olympics

Most of you know that I’m of Pakistani descent. Because of this, I basically HAVE to post about this, even though, due to Ramadan being in full swing, I am not watching the Olympics regularly or anything. (I catch certain events if I happen to be downstairs and the TV is on, but it’s not […]

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Business Casual Superstar #495: So, let’s talk about #NaturalHair

Have you guys heard of the natural hair movement? The website I linked to is just one of many excellent resources on the subject. Basically, we’re talking about women of color reclaiming their identities through their natural hair. The movement is particularly popular and powerful in the African American community, but it’s meaningful for other […]

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Business Casual Superstar #489: Hermes Limited Edition Sarees … Yeah, No.

Observe, mortals. These are the new limited edition sarees from Hermes. :| Yeah, no. These are not sarees. These are abominations. (And yes, this is filed under OMGah That Dress in a very bad sense of OMGah.)

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Business Casual Superstar #486: Punjammies! Help Indian women rescued from forced prostitution!

Now, okay, I confess, this isn’t actually a business-casual find. In fact, you can’t even wear this on Casual Friday. You can basically only wear this in your bedroom, or around the house, or to your high school on “Pajama Day” during Homecoming week. (God, I loved Homecoming week.) That’s because Punjammies are pajamas. Jammies. […]

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Women’s Head Coverings in Different Religions

I liked this. I liked the idea of it.

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Business Casual Superstar #458: Haute Hijab!

I’m very excited to share a little something about this great company. Haute Hijab is a Chicago-based fashion line for, you guessed it, Muslim women. Yay, hometown pride! Well, okay, Beantown is my hometown, but I’ve been a Chicago kid since 1996, so it counts, too. They offer scarves and wraps, as well as hijab-friendly […]

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Business Casual Superstar #457: Speak Out Against JCPenney and Forever21’s Effort to Profit Off the Perceived Intellectual Deficiency of Girls

You’re probably heard by now of the stupid t-shirts being sold by stores like JCPenney and Forever21, like “I’m too pretty to do homework,” and “allergic to algebra.” As a girl who always did her homework on time and to the best of her ability (sometimes going embarrassingly overboard) and a girl whose love of […]

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Business Casual Superstar #446: Local One Day Deal: Save Big on Personalized Labels!

I love labels, you guys. I don’t have a personalized label maker or personalized labels, but I do so love the spirit of those things. It’s a great way to say ‘b-tch, don’t even,’ when people pick up your stuff. No, that’s mean. I generally don’t care if people use my stuff. Unless they ruin […]

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