Past Is Prologue

Why I’m No Longer Talking to Muslim Men About Equality

Agency is not men’s to give, it’s women’s to have

Wardah Abbas
Human Parts
Published in
11 min readJul 7, 2020

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A woman wearing a red head wrap looks at the camera.
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I was distracted by the beep from my phone as I settled down to nap. I stretched forward to turn off the ringer but ended up sneaking a peek: two direct messages and four mentions. A sister on Twitter called my attention to an article

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Wardah Abbas
Human Parts

Founding Editor, The Muslim Women Times. I write about Gender, Culture, Equality and Islam | Visit our Website at https://www.themuslimwomentimes.com