The key to protecting American women is defeating American sexism and racism, not scapegoating migrants or Muslims.
Alex Shams is an Iranian-American writer and a PhD student of anthropology at the University of Chicago whose work focuses on gender and urbanism in t... he Middle East. He previously worked as a journalist based in Bethlehem, Palestine.
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