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Women-only swimming times send culture wars off the deep end

Women-only swimming times send culture wars off the deep end

Heavens to Betsy! Some women would prefer to swim in privacy without a bunch of gawking blokes around. Man the barricades, it's a culture war!

So you think you can Daesh: why schoolgirls are the new recruits

So you think you can Daesh: why schoolgirls are the new recruits

Infantilising young Muslim women won't prevent the rise in "jihadi brides" fleeing Western nations to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman's first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai's goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

Think you know a niqab from a burqa? Wrong

Think you know a niqab from a burqa? Wrong

A niqab is a face veil and a burqa is the blue garment mostly worn in Afghanistan, right? Not so fast ...

Mehreen Faruqi: Muslim women don’t need glass cages — or glass ceilings

Mehreen Faruqi: Muslim women don’t need glass cages — or glass ceilings

Rather than addressing the very real problems of closing the gap of inequality and working towards achieving wider representation, our political leaders are discriminating further against Muslim women, writes Mehreen Faruqi, Australia's first female Muslim MP.

Lifting the veil on the real reason for banning the burqa in Parliament

Lifting the veil on the real reason for banning the burqa in Parliament

How are Muslim women supposed to join "Team Australia" when our leaders insist on portraying them as dangerous outsiders?

‘Firebrand activist’ Yvonne Ridley on feminism and her imprisonment by the Taliban

‘Firebrand activist’ Yvonne Ridley on feminism and her imprisonment by the Taliban

So-called firebrand Muslim Yvonne Ridley turns out to be funny, down-to-earth and a staunch feminist.

An evening with Yvonne Ridley, ‘firebrand radical convert’

An evening with Yvonne Ridley, ‘firebrand radical convert’

The tabloids are painting Yvonne Ridley as a terrorist sympathiser, but Shakira Hussein found her unexpectedly warm and personable in person.

Is France right to ban face veils?

Is France right to ban face veils?

International pundits weigh in on the decision by the French National Assembly to ban the face veil worn by many Muslim women. What does this mean for freedom, religion and national identity? And which country will be next?

Sheridan: Ban the burqa

Sheridan: Ban the burqa

Immigrants must adhere to and embrace the values of their adopted countries, says Greg Sheridan. In western societies, like France and Australia, that means equality for women, and burqas have no place.