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Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad is a writer and Phd candidate in media and postcolonial studies at the University of New South Wales. Born in Lebanon and raised in Australia, she splits her time between Sydney and New York.

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Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

07 June, 2019

Comment: For the first time in 100 years of seeing Arabs mocked, demonised, or ridiculed on the silver screen, Aladdin is a clear step forward, writes Ruby Hamad.

Eurovision: Material Girl Madonna shuns Palestine solidarity

10 April, 2019

Comment: A kitschy talent contest is not more important than Palestinian rights, writes Ruby Hamad.

An Arab (maybe) star is born

26 February, 2019

Comment: Squabbling over whether Rami Malek is Arab or Copt misses the point. Let's celebrate his win as a victory for representation in the film industry, writes Ruby Hamad.

Saving Saudi women, but from what?

06 February, 2019

Comment: If western governments were truly committed to improving women's lives, they'd stop propping up the authoritarian regimes that oppress them, writes Ruby Hamad.

Lena Dunham cannot be trusted with Syrian refugee film

17 December, 2018

Comment: It's imperative that we, as Arab women, now take the lead in shaping how our stories are told, writes Ruby Hamad.

No longer fringe: How white supremacy is becoming mainstream

22 November, 2018

Comment: That the language is softer and less violent only makes it more dangerous, writes Ruby Hamad.

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

19 October, 2018

Comment: White feminist leaders must reach out to women of colour to heal a growing divide, writes Ruby Hamad.

The absent Arab

19 September, 2018

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, writes Ruby Hamad.

Silencing Arab and Muslim women

20 August, 2018

Comment: When you are an Arab woman in the public eye, almost anything you say can and likely will be used against you, writes Ruby Hamad.

Ruby Hamad
Ruby Hamad

Ruby Hamad is a writer and Phd candidate in media and postcolonial studies at the University of New South Wales. Born in Lebanon and raised in Australia, she splits her time between Sydney and New York.

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