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Blood Narratives and Feminist Heroes by Mara Ahmed

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my thoughts on the stark differences between the west’s reaction to ahed tamimi and malala yousafzai – a further exploration of an article written by shenila khoja-moolji and a case study by sherene razack.

It might be an uphill battle to shame the Western elite into sabotaging their own narratives of superiority, but it is essential for those of us whose bodies “don’t matter” (because they are raced, gendered, disabled, classed, exploited, and oppressed) to look beyond dominant fictions and deploy our solidarity in uncompromising, meaningful ways. It is particularly urgent to unmask and stop the obscenity of state violence committed on the minds and bodies of our children. It’s nothing less than a matter of survival. More here.

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