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Women fight sexualization of athletic uniforms

Worldwide competitions and sporting events have opened the space for a conversation regarding the sexualization of women athletes’ uniforms. The controversy started with the European Handball Federation fining the Norwegian team €1,500 for “improper clothing,” at the European Beach Handball Championships. The Norwegian team had refused to wear bikini bottoms while competing.  According to the official rules, the European handball …


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BuzzFeed uncovers full capacity of Uyghur detention camps

BuzzFeed News, with their multi-part investigation, has revealed the full capacity of China’s networks of prisons and detention camps in East TUrkestan. BuzzFeed has concluded that there is space to detain more than 1 million people.  This recent news and investigation has further concluded that China has built space to lock up 1 million people at the same time, differing …


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EU Hijab Ban: Context and Effects

In Europe, Islamophobic discourse has entrenched not only right-wing supporters but the left as well. Islamophobia in Europe has a history beyond contemporary discourse – the history of Islam in the region has been framed by hostility and contempt.  Because of a history of Islamophobia in Europe, Muslims in Europe have been subjected to targeted surveillance, harassment, and laws targeting …