Altmuslimah: Exploring both sides of the gender divide. PDF Print

Keywords: Europe, Africa, Middle East, English, Religion, Islam, Muslim community, news, journalism, gender equality, MAO-International

The editors at, a sister site to, have embarked on an ambitious project: providing a space for compelling comment on gender in Islam. "Gender in Islam" has multiple dimensions and evokes a wide multitude of emotions: fear, confusion, defiance, love.

It is Altmuslimah's goal to explore all of these dimensions and provide a platform for intra- and inter-community dialogue on a wide variety of gender-related issues. In particular, Altmuslimah seeks to explore the intersection of female and male sexuality and gender identity with society, politics, economics, and culture. The mode of exploration is a combination of analysis and personal stories. The editors at Altmuslimah are firm believers in the power of narratives to help explain social phenomena. By uncovering the stories of a wide cross-section of men and women in the community, the gender issues that affect both men and women will come into sharper focus.”