Islamic Women in the US
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This paper describes the diverse experiences of Muslim women as they encounter Western liberal traditions and especially Western feminism when living in the US. The paper contends that in the West, various stereotypes have been imposed on Islamic women that ignore the implications of historical imperialism, local culture, and the socioeconomic status of Muslim women. The paper concludes by stating that the experiences of Islamic women are characterized by diversity, and are informed by demographic factors such as socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and country of origin.
From the Paper:"According to the Central Intelligence Agency's 2006 World Factbook, Christianity is the largest worldwide religion, followed by Islam which boasts 1.2 billion adherents, representing the majority in 40 nations and a substantial minority presence in 14 nations (CQ Researcher, 2006, p. 916). Muslims are represented in diverse communities throughout the world, and as such share diverse experiences. The same holds true for Muslim women. Western liberal traditions and especially Western feminism have imposed definitions on Islamic women that ignore the implications of historical imperialism, local culture, and the socioeconomic status of..."
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