Worldwide: Islamic Feminism - what's in a name?
Source:Al-Ahram Weekly Online
Islamic feminism is on the whole more radical than Muslims' secular feminisms, argues Margot Badran.
What's in a name? What's behind a name? What is Islamic feminism? Let me offer a concise definition: it is a feminist discourse and practice articulated within an Islamic paradigm. Islamic feminism, which derives its understanding and mandate from the Qur'an, seeks rights and justice for women, and for men, in the totality of their existence. Islamic feminism is both highly contested and firmly embraced. There has been much misunderstanding, misrepresentation, and mischief concerning Islamic feminism. This new feminism has given rise simultaneously to hopes and to fears. We shall look at who is producing it, where, why and to what end.
Submitted on Tue, 03/19/2002 - 01:00
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