Rafia Zakaria

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Rafia Zakaria is a political philosopher, and the author of The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon, 2015), Veil (Bloomsbury, 2017), and Against White Feminism (W.W. Norton, 2021). She recently edited Amidst the Debris: Humanitarianism and the End of Liberal Order (Hurst, 2021). She served as a director of Amnesty International USA from 2009 to 2015.

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How Trump Is Stripping Immigrants of Their Citizenship How Trump Is Stripping Immigrants of Their Citizenship

On the 99th anniversary of Emma Goldman’s deportation, the Trump administration is using the same tactics to expel US citizens.

Dec 21, 2018 / Rafia Zakaria

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The Fate and Future of Christine Blasey Ford The Fate and Future of Christine Blasey Ford

What lies ahead for the women who expose the despicable pasts of powerful men?

Sep 19, 2018 / Rafia Zakaria

The Legal System Needs to Catch Up With the #MeToo Movement

The Legal System Needs to Catch Up With the #MeToo Movement The Legal System Needs to Catch Up With the #MeToo Movement

It is nearly impossible to successfully sue for sexual harassment in the workplace—here’s what we can do to change that.

Apr 18, 2018 / Rafia Zakaria

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Letters From the October 23, 2017, Issue Letters From the October 23, 2017, Issue

Calling out the climate criminals… A dangerous savior complex…… Carrying a tune…

Oct 5, 2017 / Letters / Our Readers and Rafia Zakaria

Why Donald Trump Needs Muslim Women

Why Donald Trump Needs Muslim Women Why Donald Trump Needs Muslim Women

Liberals and conservatives have used the plight of Muslim women to champion wars—now this idea is being redeployed in a cultural war at home.

Aug 11, 2017 / Feature / Rafia Zakaria

Can War Reporting Be a Feminist Project?

Can War Reporting Be a Feminist Project? Can War Reporting Be a Feminist Project?

Women journalists can go to places where men are barred—and build their careers by exposing the lives of other women.

Aug 24, 2016 / Feature / Rafia Zakaria

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What a Trial in Pakistan Reveals About Women Who Choose Fundamentalist Islam What a Trial in Pakistan Reveals About Women Who Choose Fundamentalist Islam

Uzma Qayyum's controversial case set her against the men who would rescue her.

Jul 2, 2015 / Feature / Rafia Zakaria

ISIS Wants You to Share This

ISIS Wants You to Share This ISIS Wants You to Share This

How the well-meaning public became a handmaiden for terror.

Dec 22, 2014 / Feature / Rafia Zakaria

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