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Why I'm Not Afraid To Identify As Both Muslim & A Feminist

This post originally appeared on Bustle. By KRUTIKA PATHI Growing up in America with an Iranian mother who, after an arranged marriage, came to this country with no agency to pursue an education, I realized how difficult it can be to navigate gender along the lines of culture. It was hard for my mom to attain any kind of economic empowerment at first; a simple act of opening a bank account wasn’t something she could afford, not because of economics, but because of her gender.
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