Friday, September 7, 2007

Islamic Feminism/ Jacqui Duthie

Islamic feminism became more visible to the public eye in the 1990s. Islamic feminism deals with the women’s role in Islam. Their beliefs or values are gender equality, women’s rights and social justice. Islamic feminism want men and women in the Islamic world to be equal in both the public eye and private side, behind closed doors.

Islamic feminism is not different from other types of feminism, all feminism want equality but Islamic feminism focus on the role of the women in Islamic world. They want the women’s role to be on the same level as men and to be treated the same. However, in the Muslim culture there is no interaction with men and women, so Islamic feminist want that to change. This is different from other feminism.

I would have to agree with the Islamic feminism. I believe that men and women should be equal in a society. Men and women should not be separated from each other in the public or private lives. The Islamic women have something to offer other than being a wife and a mother. However, I would not call myself an Islamic feminist. I believe that being a Islamic feminist is for the Islamic woman. I would just call myself a supporter.


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