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Of Melanin, Mahrams, Mahr and Marriage: ‘Bridgerton’ in Review

By |2021-01-24T19:48:59+02:00Jan 22nd, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Guilty as charged - I binged Bridgerton. The first Netflix-Shonda Rhimes production is essentially a Jane Austen-meets-Gossip Girl-meets-softcore-porn soap opera. Was this the best television I’ve watched in a while? I mean, no. But it’s

Exploitation Disguised as Empowerment: A Review of ‘Little Birds’

By |2020-12-17T13:53:48+02:00Dec 17th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Set in the ‘international zone’ of Tangier in the mid 1950s, prior to Moroccan independence, Sky Atlantic’s Little Birds seemed like the perfect escape to wind down the year. The show takes its title and

SOS (Save Our Sisters) Alert; Independent Women

By |2020-09-16T09:04:07+02:00Sep 16th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Articles, Articles Featured, Articles Latest, Expressions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As a family lawyer I am used to emotionally carrying people, this forms part of my job, I am used to solving other people’s problems, and I let people lean on me. For many of

Why Muslims (and everyone else) should watch ‘Unorthodox’

By |2020-04-15T16:40:43+02:00Apr 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Minor spoilers follow The premise of a four-part Netflix series centers on a young woman’s escape from a loveless arranged marriage and the pressure of having children from within a community that is closed-off, criticizes

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