Last week, the FBI named former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur as the first woman on its Most Wanted Terrorist List. This dubious milestone occurred 40 years to the day after she was, as she describes, unfairly convicted of shooting and murdering State Trooper Werner Foester in New Jersey on May 2nd, 1973.
Personally, I was shocked when the Steubenville rapists were found guilty. I've gotten cynical about prosecution of rape—so few cases lead to punishment that I was excited and surprised to learn that, this time, the legal system worked.
Who speaks for Muslim women? In this video, hear from several writers and activists (including Bitch Media contributor Fatemeh Fakhraie) about Femen, Western images of Muslim femininity, and what it means to be a feminist in Islam. [Al Jazeera]