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Life in the Crosshairs—How Some Public Feminists, Atheists and Other Activists Cope with Death Threats

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More than twenty years have passed, but Jonathan Hutson still vividly remembers one specific day during his stint as editor of a New Hampshire weekly. [I was] writing a series on the titans of trash — about racketeering by the … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 3: Reem Abdel-Razek

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In this four part series, three women look back on their years in the hijab, examining their own experience and offering their perspectives on the current political and cultural debate about how best to respect the choices of women. The other … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 2: Marwa Berro

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In this four part series, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. The other parts can be found here:  Part 1 (Politics and … Continue reading

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Unveiled. Three Former Muslim Women Look Back on the Hijab. Part 1: Introduction — Politics and Piety

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In the series of deeply personal interviews that follow this introduction, three women look back on their combined 32 years in the hijab, telling the beautiful and painful stories that inform their perspectives on the current debate. Marwa Berro was raised as a Lebanese Muslim.  … Continue reading

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How My Feminist Blog Became a Magnet for Pedophilic Rapist Wannabes

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It all started with an editorial titled, “Proud Mom of Two Teenage Sluts.” The piece was a tribute to Georgetown student, Sandra Fluke, whose defense of contraception had incited Rush Limbaugh to foam-at-the-mouth slut shaming rants. It was also a … Continue reading

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My Shockingly Ordinary Rape Story— and What I Want to Tell my Daughters

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In the summer of 1983, I was ambling along a beach in Ecuador talking and flirting with a local high school boy. We rounded a curve. The long open stretch we had been walking disappeared from sight and we were … Continue reading

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