Mardiya Siba Yahaya (©Mardiya Siba Yahaya)


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Mardiya Siba Yahaya

The Experiences of Queer Muslims and Women Online

The violence that queer Muslim women experience online and on social media is inseparable from the patriarchal power dynamics in the offline world. This violence often spills over into the analogue world. There is a danger of violence in being invisible. However, invisibility is not an option, so these queer Muslim women create content.

The many ways of expression on the internet do not automatically mean something positive. For example, when a Muslim woman posts a picture online, some people make encouraging and positive comments, while others may criticize and bully her. Online spaces are not isolated from our social ecosystem. Certain reactions are elicited and can be communicated quickly. But underlying these reactions are social constructions.

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