From Bikinis to Hijabs on MMW

25 Mar

This was my latest passionate piece on MMW. The study I critiqued rubbed me the wrong way and being a social psychologist in training I knew I had to take a deeper look at it.

An excerpt:

I am familiar with Dr. Fiske’s work, and I couldn’t help but question whether IslamOnline was misrepresenting the study in an effort to promote the necessity of hijab. As someone doing her Ph.D. in social psychology, I am familiar with how the results of social psychological studies can be manipulated through the use of language in such a way to support an argument one is trying to make and consequently taking the results out of context. And this is what seems to have happened in this IslamOnline article.

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Muslimah Media Watch


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