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Project 841- Gender & Islamophobia

Photo of Yasmin Evans and her mother
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Yasmin and her mother in Iran, where it is obligatory for women to wear scarves.

As a young Muslim-American journalist, Yasmin Bendaas pays particular attention to how Muslim women are represented in the media.

As international media coverage continues to put a spotlight on the Islamic State Group and American political rhetoric highlights religious stereotypes, Bendaas began to wonder how these representations of Islam have impacted the daily lives of Muslim-American women.

She conducted a series of interviews with Muslim women from the South about their experiences and perceptions of violence due to Islamophobia.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Bendaas, a masters candidate at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism about her new project "Project 841."

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.