Zenab Bintifada

Zenab Bintifada is a British-Pakistani writer and activist.


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Killing Fields

Killing Fields

I was at a party when I first heard news of the Paris attacks. My friend and I curled around her phone, scrolling through the grisly details: two explosions close to Stade de France, gunmen attacking multiple restaurants, and an Eagles of Death Metal concert.  More»

What Makes a Trans* Woman?

What Makes a Trans* Woman?

During the 2015 NUS Women’s Conference, I was passed a note from a friend. “I’m so happy and proud that you are here,” it read, “All my love, sister.” I was surprised at my reaction to the word “sister,” which made me feel an unfamiliar sense of warmth and community.  More»

Transgenderism as Patriarchy

Transgenderism as Patriarchy

Earlier this month, American magazine Allure released a nude photoshoot featuring Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox. Bloggers like Meghan Murphy of Feminist Frequency shot back, criticizing the alleged “empowerment” of the shoot.  More»