Category Archive: Violence Against Women

Anushay’s Point On PBS: US Military Will Not Safeguard Afghan Women’s Rights

Last Friday, I was honored to return to PBS’ To The Contrary to talk about the impact US troop withdrawal will have on women’s rights in Afghanistan. Afghan women’s rights was the first… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point Speaks At Her Alma Mater, UVA

Anybody that knows me, knows I am a huge fan of my alma mater, the University of Virginia. Not only is it one of the best academic institutions nationally and internationally, my college… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: Rape Culture Rampant In South Asia

The controversy around the British documentary, India’s Daughter, which interviews the alleged rapists from the infamous 2012 gang-rape of a female student on a New Delhi bus, continues to rage. I spoke with… Continue reading

Knowing Why We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Women’s History Month is underway, and next week we celebrate International Women’s Day, but how many of us actually know what this day is all about? International Women’s Day began in the early… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point: Generalizing Muslims Needs To End

It was great returning to PBS’ To The Contrary last week to talk about the Vatican and women, female rangers, and Former UN official May Rihani’s new book in which she says Islam,… Continue reading

Anushay’s Point On CNN: We Must Deal With Rape Culture

There is no denying that campus sexual assault in the US are currently at epidemic levels. But from banning fraternities to banning sorority sisters from venturing to parties to banning alcohol, why are… Continue reading

CNN Asks Anushay’s Point About Being Muslim In America

What is it like to be Muslim in America today, and how is the experience different than it may be in Europe, especially in light of the recent Paris attacks? That is what… Continue reading

Feminists Rocked 2014

As the year wraps up and our social media news feeds become filled with lists ranging from the past year’s highlights to the coming year’s resolutions, my favorites catalogue just how hard 2014 rocked for feminists.… Continue reading

Zero Tolerance: Responding To UVA’s Rape On Campus On PBS

Saying it has been a difficult few weeks for anyone associated with the University of Virginia, as alum, students, faculty or sexual assault victims, would be an understatement. After the explosive investigative report… Continue reading

Beyond The Lights: How Pop Culture Exploits Women

The new film by Gina Prince-Byethwood, acclaimed director of Love and Basketball, explores how young women are hyper-sexualized, packaged and sold by the music industry. It’s a beautiful love story that tackles heavy themes… Continue reading