I had heard it dozens of times and said nothing: “You’ll have to ask my wife, that’s really not my area.”

“Yeah I really don’t know what my kid had for breakfast or when they pooped last, that’s my wife’s job.”

“I don’t know how to do that, but my…

I had seen her before. The model with bare shoulders and chest presented forward, heavily bronzed and made-up, her lips parted just slightly. As an American, it was intimately and painfully familiar: the woman of color commodified, fetishized, and marketed. As a Muslim, this magazine cover, complete with flowery silk…

Amani Marie Hamed

Film critic, blogger, feminist. Hufflepuff. Professional cat-snuggler with a severe addiction to chocolate and a disturbing fascination with true crime.

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