From the age of six, I can remember wanting to be a doctor. I linked this to my own interactions and medical history, I had a great doctor and wanted to be just like them. My parents never instilled this dream in me contrary to popular belief. Additionally, I want to dispel the notion that not every visibly identified Desi family is filled with M.D.s and J.D.s. In fact, speaking from the context of my family, there are no doctors or lawyers on my maternal side. This is not to say that my family did not participate in and complete post-secondary degrees, but the paths they are currently pursuing are careers that they chose themselves. On the other side of my family, the "Khan" side with over 20 cousins, only two people have pursued medicine.
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"MUSLIM RAGE," screams Newsweek's new cover story about last week's violent anti-American protests. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the well-known anti-Islam activist, is here to tell "us" (The_West) how to "end it." And it's true, isn't it? All Muslims are constantly raging about everything. So to pay tribute to Ali's article — which describes the protesters as "the mainstream of contemporary Islam" — and the subtle, smart cover that accompanies it, we've collected 13 striking, powerful images of MUSLIM RAGE.
What are Muslims so mad about? Twitter ("Want to discuss our latest cover? Let's hear it with the hashtag: #MuslimRage," Newsweek begs us) has some answers:
A little girl questions why girls are encouraged to want and buy "all this pink stuff."