Opinion:The media is obsessed with how Muslim women look

By Fatemeh Fakhraie, Special to CNN
August 30, 2010 -- Updated 1044 GMT (1844 HKT)

Editor's note: Fatemeh Fakhraie is the Editor-in-Chief of Muslimah Media Watch and Contributing Editor for Altmuslimah. She writes for CNN as part of the "Muslim in 2010" special coverage.

(CNN) -- Muslim women are more high profile than ever in 2010. However, a problem remains: news stories about them are fixated on appearance.

Most major stories about Muslim women revolve around how they look and what they're wearing -- not who they are and what they are doing.

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  1. Assalamu'alaikum Sis, check out my blog, I JUSt did a youtube vid on the subject of how the media portrays us muslimahs as oppressed when really it's the poor body obssed women with poor self esteem that are oppressed. http://www.themodestymovement10.blogspot.com


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