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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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Look For The Union Label: Low Levels of American Muslims in Labor Unions

I’ve wanted to be a labor attorney (defense/union side, the short, South Asian version of Regina Polk, except that I don’t think I look that hot in hats) ever since I studied labor law under Prof. Gerald Berendt, the chairman of Chicago’s NLRB for most of the seventies. He was my favorite professor during law […]

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Tracy Morgan’s Offensive Anti-LGBT Rant, and this Stupid Free Speech Argument

I’m a big fan of free speech. A big fan of the First Amendment, really. I’m kind of fond of the ol’ thing. Heck, I’m a Muslim that supports the right of my fellow Americans to burn Qurans. (Though I still think they’re d-cks for doing so.) As much as I hate the WBC, I […]

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Oh, Shut the Hell Up, Gwyneth Paltrow

Obscenely rich women are, generally speaking, ridiculous. It’s like the more money you get, the bigger a waste of skin you become. Gwyneth Paltrow is showing us just how ridiculous she can be, when she tells us in her newest Goopy Goop Goop newsletter that we should buy our children designer clothes that are not […]

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I, too, will remain outraged.

My friend Jill put it better thanI could. This is her post about the TSA scanners and pat-downs, and I highly recommend it to anyone that’s even remotely interested. Remotely interested, adn even un-outraged by the new procedures. “As for me, I shall remain outraged.” — Click. She hits on all the important points and […]

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New York Post’s Andrea Peyser Has 99 Problems, and Islam is One.

I’m sure you’ve heard about the 99, a bunch of Islamic superheroes created by a Muslim psychologist. They’re based on the 99 names of Allah, all in Arabic, and half of them will be women, and some wear burqas and I believe some will not. The 99 will be fighting alongside the likes of Batman, […]

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Dear Juan Williams and Bigots: There Is No “Muslim Look.”

Check out this awesome Tumblr, Muslims Wearing Things. And understand that there is no one way that Muslims look. That’s as absurd as saying that all Jews dress a certain way, or that all gay men look a certain way. And to anyone who thinks that this is all about the battle to take PC […]

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The Best Way To Honor 9/11 Is To Donate to Park51

Yeah, I said it. I commemorated the lives lost on September 11, 2001, when I was a sophomore in high school, by donating money via PayPal to Park51. Because if that masjid – yes, I’m rejecting the damaging argument that ‘it’s not a mosque, it’s just an Islamic center!!1!’ – isn’t built, then America’s promises […]

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Burning Qur’ans: Why “An Eye For An Eye” Just Doesn’t Apply

You’ve all heard about Bishop Terry Jones of Florida, who’s threatening to burn the Qur’an on September 11, despite being roundly condemned by Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, General Petraeus (don’t you just LOVE how Greek his name is?!), and Saint Angelina Jolie. (Ooh, Terry better watch out – the Child Army is so coming after […]

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UN Calls Pakistan Floods “Worst Crisis Of The Decade”

That’s right: the floods in Pakistan are worse than the Haitian earthquake, the American storm Katrina, and the Indonesian tsunami. The flood has caused 1700 deaths, and more than 14,000,000 people are displaced and homeless. 6,000,000 are at dire risk of dysentery, and with scarce resources and limited manpower, and very little access to the […]

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