11 types of Somali men you should know about

Editor’s Note: Mulki Ali has written this article after her previous article about Somali women was widely read and shared across social media. “I thought I must do right by us girls and smoke out the guys as well,” Mulki says. 1. Wadaadka: This is the ultra-conservative guy who dons khamis that barely go down the knees and… Continue reading…

11 types of Somali women that you should know about

This is just my personal observation, not poking fun at any specific person, so ha i cunin. However, if the shoe fits:

Global Somali women launch movement to play an important role in politics

Speaking thousands of miles away from their homeland, a group of Somali women from the diaspora Saturday night launched a movement in Minneapolis that would advocate for equal political representation for women in Somalia’s government.

Somali Women Shine Despite Cultural Hurdles

One morning last week, Muna Sheikh and I sat at a restaurant in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area waiting to place our order when a waiter suddenly came at us shouting, “Why don’t you sit at the Women’s Section?” I was baffled. There was no point to the waiter’s incivility: the Women’s Section was mucky and men… Continue reading…

Deconstructing a Myth: How One Somali Woman Saved Her Man

The following is a true story of a young man I met in California while doing research on Somali families in the U.S. His short but powerful story intrigued me because it debunks certain cultural myths, perceptions, and misperceptions about the role of women in Somali culture. I will let Dalmar (not his real name)… Continue reading…

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