I have been loving this writer’s articles on Islam21C.
“Altering reality begins with altering language”
“Is the lived experience of womanhood so cheap it can be bought by donning a pair of Jimmy Choos? What is more misogynistic than presenting as female by doing nothing more than applying a coat of lip gloss and getting into sheer tights?”
Can a forty-year-old decide she is twenty, and then go on to fortify this ‘self-truth’ by… undergoing cosmetic surgery? Can a white woman get a permanent tan, fill her eyebrows in, and say she is South Asian because “ethnicity is actually a social construct”? Can a man ‘believe’ that he is a werewolf, and go on to make his ‘outer reality’ fit his ‘inner one’, by donning a furry tail and ears? Is speciation a ‘social construct’ too?
[Please don’t cancel me but] I would love to hear your thoughts: email@example.com
With Salaam, Sadia, 2021.