Our Digest of Feminist World News and Opinion
Brandeis University reverses the decision to award an honorary degree to invited speaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who until recently was among those selected to be honored at Brandeis’s 2014 commencement. A noted champion of women’s rights and outspoken opponent of genital mutilation, Ali is no stranger to controversy. Her forceful comments hurled at Islam have earned her plenty of scrutiny. Is her hostility toward the largest religion in the world justifiable? Other advocates, such as writer Aaminah “Jay” Khan, don’t find a contradiction in the label Feminist Muslim.