One does not have to be Muslim to seek the freedom not to bare

by Rashmee

Posted on February 18, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


Love fashion or hate it, there are three reasons to pay close attention to women’s clothing right now. So-called modest wear, ostensibly for Muslim women, is becoming a powerful political statement. In turn, it is tailoring corporate priorities. Macy’s, one of America’s oldest and largest retail store chains, has introduced a “modest” fashion line aimed … Continue reading “One does not have to be Muslim to seek the freedom not to bare”

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Shameful amounts of energy, emotion expended on modest garment, modest ruling

by Rashmee

Posted on March 15, 2017


A shameful amount of time, energy and emotion has been spent on a garment that is meant to be about modesty. The headscarf. It is worn by some Muslim women, and by the following others too, who are listed and pictured below: 1 and 2. Hindu villagers in India. The one wearing red is in … Continue reading “Shameful amounts of energy, emotion expended on modest garment, modest ruling”

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French Riviera’s burqini ban: Don’t-show-so-we-don’t-know that you’re Muslim

by Rashmee

Posted on August 15, 2016


What does banning the burqini in Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet, two resorts on the French Riviera, accomplish? It might, as Villeneuve-Loubet’s mayor has said, help with hygiene issues, or at least France’s traditional perception of what constitutes sanitary swimwear. This is a country that has long believed men should wear “Speedo” style bathing suits rather than … Continue reading “French Riviera’s burqini ban: Don’t-show-so-we-don’t-know that you’re Muslim”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK