march 8th

It’s International Women’s Day. A day that celebrates women and fights the oppression against them. Muslim women face oppression from those in the West who do not understand their religion as well as those within the religion who do not act upon it’s teachings. So, to clear some things up - here are some of the rights women have in Islam:

  • The Muslim women receives (not gives) the bridal gift/dowry. The dowry is the women’s right and cannot be taken from her
  • Muslim women can own property and retain all ownership once married
  • Muslim women keep their last name after marriage
  • Any earnings the Muslim woman acquires during her life (investments, work, property) does not have to be used to support the household
  • The financial maintenance of a household is the man’s responsibility in Islam. Even if the Muslim women is richer than the man, she does not have to contribute. Therefore, his money is her money and her money is her money
  • A divorced Muslim woman has right to child support
  • Muslim women have the right to divorce
  • Muslim women have the right of satisfaction from their husband
  • Education is the right of a Muslim woman. Muslim women are encouraged to become whatever profession they desire in Islam (physicians, teachers, engineers, writers, artists, etc.). A true Islamic society will have women in all career fields
  • Muslim women are entitled to equal pay
  • The choice of WHO she may marry is solely her choice. A forced marriage is not valid under Islamic law
  • Muslim women mothers have 3 times the rights over their children than their father does
  • Muslim women had always had a spot in law making and politics when Islam first came. Culture corrupted that
  • Muslim women carried arms and fought in battles
  • In Islam, daughters are a blessing that provides immediate benefit spiritually to families - if they treat her correctly

Islam predates Europe in giving rights to women by around 1300 years. Islam came during a time of severe oppression to women and worked diligently to raise the status of women.

What My Religion Really Says About Women - Alaa Murabit TED Talk

Happy International Women’s Day

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

This Women’s Day, channelise your inner style diva with this compilation of the top 100 fashion infographics for women:

1. A visual glossary of Skirt types
2. A visual Coat glossary
3. Colours to wear based on eye colour
4. The Ultimate Packing Guide for International Explorers
5. Travel like an athlete
6. Tie Dye Cheat Sheet
7. Minimalist wardrobe = 30 pieces
8. DIY Double Scarf
9. A Guide to Skirts
10. The red lips tutorial
11. A visual guide to Braid types
12. 10 ways to wear black leggings
13. How to contour your face
14. Know your tartans
15. The braided Bohemian Up-do
16. A visual glossary of basic hat types for women
17. Make-up brush tutorial - What brush to use
18. A visual glossary of vintage hats
19. A visual glossary of collar types
20. How to choose necklaces that complement your necklines
21. Encyclopedia of Women’s Shoes
22. A visual glossary of popular necklines
23. Make-up Shelf Life
24. Early College Wardrobe Staples
25. 18th Century Shoes
26. A little slice of: Not your average Bun
27. Wardrobe Essentials for Women
28. Retro Hairdos
29. 5 ways to wear a scarf
30. How to grow out your hair
31. A capsule wardrobe for the minimalist
32. How to wear your boots
33. Layering Necklaces 101
34. Eye Makeup Brush Cheat Sheet
35. How to tuck non-skinny jeans into boots
36. Wedding Dress 101
37. A handy guide for understanding measurements when shopping online
38. Eyeglass frame types
39. How to wear a jean jacket
40. A guide to Short Styles
41. Dress and Jacket Types
42. How to blend eyeshadows
43. 30 classics for the fashion forward business gal
44. 20 Wardrobe Must-haves
45. All about false lashes
46. The Big Bun Theory
47. Finding a perfect lipstick and polish match
48. A visual glossary of shoe heel types
49. White Eyeliner Tutorial
50. Anatomy of A Wedding Gown
51. How to apply blush for your face shape
52. A visual guide to traveling light
53. How to check if your bra fits right
54. A cheat sheet to Boudoir poses
55. What colours look best on you
56. How to wear a denim shirt
57. Handy bag chart to match the occasion
58. A guide to corporate hemlines
59. 5 nail shapes for a manicure
60. How to choose winter accessories
61. The peplum guide
62. The Perfect Brow in 3 easy steps
63. Know your Harem Pants
64. Late College Wardrobe Staples
65. Women’s Handbag Measurement Guide
66. How to dress like Amy Pond
67. Blush for your face shape
68. Round the world packing list
69. What to wear with Mustard
70. How to tie a scarf: the Fake Knot
71. A visual glossary of dart types
72. 12 wardrobe classics every girl must own
73. A Closet Cleanse Cheat Sheet
74. How to take measurements - Tall boots for wide calves
75. How to tie a sarong
76. Winter Must-haves
77. 10 closet must-haves for every college gal
78. How to reorganise your wardrobe
79. 8 creative ways to wear an infinity scarf
80. Where to apply highlighter
81. 15 ways to tie scarves
82. A visual glossary of bag types
83. How to layer long necklaces
84. A Wardrobe Checklist
85. How you can make Guinevere’s Gown
86. 7 dresses for 7 body shapes
87. How to do a Beehive
88. DIY: Chain woven bracelet
89. How to wear a Cloche Hat
90. Find your body shape
91. A visual guide to Fall Layering
92. The Necklace Length Guide
93. A step-by-step guide to rolling jeans when wearing boots
94. How to tie a scarf: the Parisian Knot
95. Wardrobe classics for women
96. Layering 101
97. How to select right boots for your body shape
98. How to wear boots year round
99. How to be Grace Kelly
100. 14 artistic ways to tie a belt knot

Awesome Women + Google Doodles

Scientists, Mathematicians, and Inventors

Rachel Louise Carson (1907-1964)

American marine biologist and conservationist whose writing brought public attention to environmental threats, especially pesticides

Marie Curie (1867-1934)

Polish and French physicist  and chemist whose pioneering work on radioactivity made her the first woman to win a Nobel prize, as well as the first person and only woman to win two

Rosalind Franklin (120-1958)

An English chemist whose work with x-ray crystallography was instrumental to discovering the structures of DNA, viruses, coal, and graphite; she died of breast cancer before she could be awarded the Nobel prize, and her colleagues Watson and Crick are often given sole credit to this day

Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799)

Italian mathematician and philospher who wrote first book covering both integral and differential calculus and spent the latter half of her life on charity and theology

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)

British mathematician and writer whose work on the the Analytical Engine, an early computer, made her the world’s first computer programmer

Feminists and Activists


May Ziade (1886-1941)

Lebanese-Palestinian writer, poet, and translator influential in the Arab literary world and known as an early Palestinian feminist

Henrietta Edwards (1849-1931)

Canadian activist and reformer who fought for women’s rights in voting, education, work, and health

Dorothy Irene Height (1912-2010)

educator and activist who fought for the equal treatment of women, people of color, and LGBT+ people

Concepción Arenal (1820-1893)

Spanish writer and women’s rights activist who was the first woman to attend university in Spain

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

British women’s rights activist and suffragette whose militant tactics were key to winning women voting rights in Britian

Artists, Writers, Pilots, One Athlete, and One Entrepreneur

Sohair El-Qalamawy (1911-1997)

influential Egyptian writer, politician, and women’s rights activist, as well as first female professor at Cairo University

Loftia El Nady (1907-2002)

Egyptian aviator who studied flying in secret and became the first female pilot in the Arab world and Africa

Grete Waitz (1953-2011)

Norwegian runner, first woman to run the marathon in under 2.5 hours, and winner of a record 9 New York City Marathons

Amalia Eriksson (1824-1923)

Swedish entrepreneur who became one of the first women in Sweden to own a business and the first person to manufacture peppermint candy

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

American aviator and first female pilot to fly across the atlantic

Martha Graham (1894-1991)

American modern dancer and choreographer whose work revolutionized dance and theater

Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920-2008)

Norwegian author of children’s literature whose writing challenged gender roles

M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916-2004)

renowned Indian musician and vocalist who was awarded the  Bharat Ratna and the Ramon Magsaysay award

Nellie Melba (1861-1931)

soprano opera singer who became the first Australian to gain international recognition as a classical musician

                       Happy International Women’s Day!

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Originalmente designado “Dia Internacional da Mulher Trabalhadora”, o 8 de Março é marcado pela consciência política e social das lutas das mulheres em todo o mundo. A sua celebração foi - e ainda é - inseparável da história e lutas das mulheres trabalhadoras.

Originally called “International Working Women’s Day”, March 8th is marked by a political and social awareness of the struggles of women around the world. Its celebration was – and still is – inseparable from women workers’ own history and struggles.