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32 Powerful And Brutally Honest Tweets From #LifeOfAMuslimFeminist

The hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist began trending on Twitter Friday, and provided a "snippet of how badass, ruthless and honest, Muslim women" are.

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Twitter user, @YxxngHippie, started the hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist to discuss the difficulties and complexities of being a Muslim feminist.

White fems want to pull your hijab off and 'liberate' you and Muslims tell you you don't need feminism #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

White fems want to pull your hijab off and 'liberate' you and Muslims tell you you don't need feminism
#lifeofamuslimfeminist

12:22 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Within hours, the hashtag #lifeofamuslimfeminist blew up on Twitter with several Muslim women contributing.

When I created the hashtag I honestly never thought it'd blow up like this.Just proves Muslim fems have a LOT to say #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

When I created the hashtag I honestly never thought it'd blow up like this.Just proves Muslim fems have a LOT to say #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:35 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Their personal and brutally honest tweets provided a compelling perspective on Muslim feminism.

This #lifeofamuslimfeminist was just a snippet of how badass, ruthless, honest Muslim women of all backgrounds, with or without hijab are.

The Token Somali@caaliyo91

This #lifeofamuslimfeminist was just a snippet of how badass, ruthless, honest Muslim women of all backgrounds, with or without hijab are.

07:00 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here are some of the most insightful tweets from the trend:

1.

If only men obsessed over the education, health and justice of Muslim women like they obsess over Hijab #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Ainee Fatima@Faineemae

If only men obsessed over the education, health and justice of Muslim women like they obsess over Hijab #lifeofamuslimfeminist

01:53 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2.

The double standards of it being ok for brown men to smoke cigs but people go mad if a hijabi smokes #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

The double standards of it being ok for brown men to smoke cigs but people go mad if a hijabi smokes #lifeofamuslimfeminist

04:42 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3.

Constantly having to prove to white fems that Islamic feminism DOES exist so stop trying to "free" me from Islam #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Aniqah@AniqahC

Constantly having to prove to white fems that Islamic feminism DOES exist so stop trying to "free" me from Islam #lifeofamuslimfeminist

09:58 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4.

people instantly dismissing you as a feminist because as a muslim you're automatically supporting oppression of women #lifeofamuslimfeminist

OxfordLinguist@OxfordLinguist

people instantly dismissing you as a feminist because as a muslim you're automatically supporting oppression of women #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:08 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5.

"So you're a Muslim AND a feminist? How does that work? Isn't it an oxymoron???" *facepalm* #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

"So you're a Muslim AND a feminist? How does that work? Isn't it an oxymoron???"

*facepalm* #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:08 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6.

Dear FEMEN: Your pasty tits don't liberate me. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Noor يحيى Amr@noor3amoor

Dear FEMEN: Your pasty tits don't liberate me. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

11:57 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7.

Being silenced by your community about your experiences because it will apparently justify islamophobia #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Nadoosh@UmAlMa7rama

Being silenced by your community about your experiences because it will apparently justify islamophobia #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:24 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8.

white feminists simply love malala yet will not stand in solidarity with other muslim women #lifeofamuslimfeminist

n.s @nsyakiras

white feminists simply love malala yet will not stand in solidarity with other muslim women #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:33 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

Because this is unacceptable. Women are not the equivalent to rotten, dirty food. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Sarah @buonasahra

Because this is unacceptable. Women are not the equivalent to rotten, dirty food. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:49 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10.

White feminists argue women should be able to dress how they want to, yet refuse to let me wear my hijab in peace #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Zahraa@loredsaviour

White feminists argue women should be able to dress how they want to, yet refuse to let me wear my hijab in peace #lifeofamuslimfeminist

11:59 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Just because I don't wear the hijab doesn't mean I won't loudly defend my sisters who do. Don't try that crap with me #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Aniqah@AniqahC

Just because I don't wear the hijab doesn't mean I won't loudly defend my sisters who do. Don't try that crap with me #lifeofamuslimfeminist

02:41 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13.

The obsession with making our daughters perfect wife & moms & students while our sons sit around and do the minimum #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Autumn C-S@Akitron

The obsession with making our daughters perfect wife & moms & students while our sons sit around and do the minimum #lifeofamuslimfeminist

06:38 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14.

Feared & dismissed for being a Muslim in the West. Feared & dismissed for being a feminist in the East. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Salma Yaqoob@SalmaYaqoob

Feared & dismissed for being a Muslim in the West. Feared & dismissed for being a feminist in the East. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:35 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15.

#lifeofamuslimfeminist pictures like this..from diamonds to apples, lollipops and now chickens

Aisha..✨@AishaAbdi_

#lifeofamuslimfeminist pictures like this..from diamonds to apples, lollipops and now chickens

11:58 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16.

Being told I won't find a husband with how vocal I am. Good. I have no interest in such a man. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Sumaiya@sumi4prez

Being told I won't find a husband with how vocal I am. Good. I have no interest in such a man. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

06:41 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17.

White fems want to pull your hijab off and 'liberate' you and Muslims tell you you don't need feminism #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

White fems want to pull your hijab off and 'liberate' you and Muslims tell you you don't need feminism
#lifeofamuslimfeminist

09:52 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18.

When your body and your clothing is a constant subject of "debate" by everyone except you #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Safiya Outlines@SafiyaOutlines

When your body and your clothing is a constant subject of "debate" by everyone except you #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:32 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

19.

Being told that Islam is inherently feminist by Muslim Men who continue to reduce women to Hijab #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Ainee Fatima@Faineemae

Being told that Islam is inherently feminist by Muslim Men who continue to reduce women to Hijab #lifeofamuslimfeminist

01:58 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20.

Muslim feminism defined by South Asian and Middle Eastern experiences. Black Muslim women are invisible. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

MiraMira@caramelwithsalt

Muslim feminism defined by South Asian and Middle Eastern experiences. Black Muslim women are invisible. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:19 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21.

Hearing a brother or sister use the phrase "you're not a real Muslim" in regards to feminism, LGBT community etc. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Sarah @buonasahra

Hearing a brother or sister use the phrase "you're not a real Muslim" in regards to feminism, LGBT community etc. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:30 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22.

Let me be clear, Islam is FREE from sexism. Muslims aren't though. Reform the people not the religion. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Lioness حميراء@HumairaMayet

Let me be clear, Islam is FREE from sexism. Muslims aren't though. Reform the people not the religion. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

06:44 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

23.

Muslim men boasting Islam challenged oppression & female infanticide 1400 yes ago but silent abt women's rights today #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Salma Yaqoob@SalmaYaqoob

Muslim men boasting Islam challenged oppression & female infanticide 1400 yes ago but silent abt women's rights today #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:05 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

24.

Having to reshape your norms and perceptions because misogyny is too often disguised as piety #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Nadoosh@UmAlMa7rama

Having to reshape your norms and perceptions because misogyny is too often disguised as piety #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:23 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

25.

Defending Islam from white saviors makes you brainwashed. Defending feminism from Muslim men makes you "Westernized." #lifeofamuslimfeminist

andromeda@_literallysatan

Defending Islam from white saviors makes you brainwashed. Defending feminism from Muslim men makes you "Westernized." #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:17 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26.

Being told that feminism is for rebellious 'western women' who don't want husbands & children + are 'career-driven' #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

Being told that feminism is for rebellious 'western women' who don't want husbands & children + are 'career-driven' #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:13 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

27.

Being told your hijab is insufficient/incorrect by men who refuse to lower their gaze. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Lioness حميراء@HumairaMayet

Being told your hijab is insufficient/incorrect by men who refuse to lower their gaze. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

06:37 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

28.

Having to deal with the idea that once you start wearing the hijab, any sin you commit from then on, is INTENSIFIED. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Nadwa Naeem@nadvva

Having to deal with the idea that once you start wearing the hijab, any sin you commit from then on, is INTENSIFIED. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

02:57 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

29.

Getting lectures on how your hijab isn't "correct" by brothers who clearly missed the memo about lowering your gaze #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Fatihah (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻@Hijabinist

Getting lectures on how your hijab isn't "correct" by brothers who clearly missed the memo about lowering your gaze #lifeofamuslimfeminist

02:54 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

30.

The amount of books and lectures on 'Women in Islam' and the absence of 'Men in Islam' books,talks & debates #lifeofamuslimfeminist

Salma Yaqoob@SalmaYaqoob

The amount of books and lectures on 'Women in Islam' and the absence of 'Men in Islam' books,talks & debates #lifeofamuslimfeminist

07:08 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

31.

Trying to point out cultural patriarchy to Muslims and meeting a brick wall most times #lifeofamuslimfeminist

نورالعين شاحد@YxxngHippie

Trying to point out cultural patriarchy to Muslims and meeting a brick wall most times #lifeofamuslimfeminist

10:02 AM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

32.

Being this awesome every day. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

TheSalafiFeminist@AnonyMousey

Being this awesome every day. #lifeofamuslimfeminist

12:22 PM - 10 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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