Feminism and Islam Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Feminism and Islam
An examination of the status of feminism in some modern Islamic states today.
# 144448 | 2,250 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Women Studies (Feminism)

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The paper discusses how the terms "feminism" and "Islam" are often seen as contradictory: it is simply assumed that Islam is an anti-feminist religion, and that states that are run on Islamic fundamentals must by definition be anti-feminist. This paper examines whether feminism has managed to develop within the context of the Islamic nation state in recent times, and assesses the status of feminism in some modern Islamic states today.

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"For many feminists, the sight of a woman wearing the hijab is like the sight of a red flag to a bull. In their view, the hijab is a clear and visible sign of women's oppression. As respectful as they may be of multiculturalism, the hijab nevertheless seems to be a visible sign of the oppression of women. On the other hand, as the article "Veiled Threats" by Cockburn (2008) makes clear, some Canadians appear to object to the hijab out of insensitivity to other cultures. For example, Cockburn (2008) mentions that young girls have been prevented from playing sports because they were wearing the hijab. For the people responsible for these..."

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