Amani al-Khatahtbeh at a rally against the visit of Israel's prime minister in early March 2015

MuslimGirl Founder Says Islam Is Feminist

Amani al-Khatahtbeh, a veiled, Muslim, feminist, started her own online publication when she was in high school in New Jersey. “The most important thing for the movement,” she says, “is to take a step back and empower women to speak for themselves.”

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Why Women Are Conflicted by the Feminist Label

Feminism’s association with activism is one reason people shy away from it, says Deborah L. Rhode in this excerpt from “What Women Want.” A history of negative media coverage has also fueled this aversion.

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In High School, Feminists Tackle Outsider Status

“All of these people agreed that women should have equal rights to men, but they weren’t willing to identify themselves as a part of that movement,” says the editor in chief of a school paper that found students to be warmer to the idea of gender equality than feminism.

Iranian Women’s Magazine Zanan Makes Comeback

It’s re-launching May 29 in Iran. After being shut down by hardliners in 2008 the revival of this 16-year-old feminist publication is an event to celebrate as a defining moment for the resurgence of women’s rights in the post-Ahmadinejad era.