Posts Tagged ‘Peer Pressure’

A Second Look at Islamic Schools

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to shed light on some overlooked positives of Islamic schools, not to claim that Islamic schools are a right fit for each child. Due diligence must be used by parents in determining whether their local Islamic school meets the needs of each of their children. In addition, no […]

The Pressure to Look ‘Right’

By Maryam Sakeenah In her article The Balancing Act of Being Female, Lisa Wade discusses the daily-battle women face in their struggles to conform to the expectations of an over-sexualized society. From dress to demeanor, all is sized up and judged for social appropriacy; when being flirty is appealing, and what crosses the line into ‘asking […]

Debunking the Doctor Myth

Career Choices of American Muslims “So, what did you study?” a family acquaintance inquires. “I finished my bachelors in psychology and masters in social work. I’m a social worker now,” I reply. “Oh,” the woman responds. A look of sheer disappointment falls across her face. “Why didn’t you become a doctor? You’re smart enough to […]