A Professor and a Preacher Debate Sexual Science and Morality

Ursula Lindsey / 13 Feb 2018 / Opinion

In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.

Fathers May Be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

Natasha Ridge / 29 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A scholar who studies the links between paternal involvement and children’s performance in school calls on policy makers to give fathers more support.

‘Bad’ Arab Women: The Power of a Label

Ursula Lindsey / 02 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.

Tariq Ramadan and the ‘Muslim Exception’

Ursula Lindsey / 29 Nov 2017 / Opinion

The political frenzy over accusations of rape against a prominent Islamic scholar obscures the need for more women to feel free to speak out against abuse.

Sex, Lies and Scholarship

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Oct 2017 / Opinion

A journalist who interviewed Moroccan women and scholars of sexuality found a widening gap between private sexual practices and public attitudes.

Being Barred From Studying Photojournalism Because of My Gender Didn’t Stop Me

Eman Mohammed / 28 Aug 2017 / Opinion

A Palestinian student was barred from studying photojournalism due to her gender. Still, she did not stop to pursue her dream.

Some Gains, Many Sacrifices: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Jul 2017 / Opinion

Since the country’s independence, the position of women has been a point of both pride and controversy.

In Yemeni Camp, a Principal Struggles to Keep Girls in School

Mohammed Ali Kalfood / 26 May 2017 / Opinion

A head teacher in Yemen’s biggest camp for internally displaced people is struggling to keep the doors open – and to prevent girls dropping out.

You Can Combine Motherhood and Study

Ahlam Mustafa / 21 Apr 2017 / Opinion

A Ph.D. candidate and mother of two young children says reaching her academic goal has been difficult but it can be done.

Can MOOCs Be Women’s Entryway into STEM?

Maha Bali, Patrice Torcivia Prusko / 07 Mar 2017 / Opinion

MOOCS could be a second (or first) chance for many women to enter STEM careers. But can the courses be designed to encourage that?