The Stream

Beyond the #Mipsterz debate

Music video ignites discussion over what it means to be a Muslim woman in the US.

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On Tuesday, December 10 at 19:30 GMT:

They call themselves “Mipsterz”, short for Muslim hipsters. They recently released a music video titled “Somewhere In America” showing veiled Muslim women, in the latest trends, posing in urban settings. The aim: to present a “positive, rarely seen image of veiled Muslim women living in the West”, as one participant put it. The video sparked fierce debates about fashion in Islam, stereotyping and empowerment. So what’s a Muslim hipster? And why has it caused intense debate? Find out at 19:30 GMT.  

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with: 

Hajer Naili @H_NAILI 
Women’s eNews reporter 
Sana Saeed @SanaSaeed
Senior Editor, The Islamic Monthly 
Keziah Ridgeway 
History teacher and blogger
Linda Sarsour 
National Advocacy Director, National Network of Arab American Communities
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