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Oxford Union: "Feminism has been hijacked by white middle-class women"

This is the transcript of a speech given by Myriam Francois-Cerrah in an Oxford Union debate on 12 Feburary. She was speaking in favour of the successful motion “This House believes that feminism has been hijacked by white middle class women”, alongside Ava Vidal and  Linda Bellos OBE. 1,398 more words


Corbin reblogged this on islamwich and commented:

What follows is a speech given by Myriam Francois-Cerrah on the problems with feminism as it is viewed from the lense of white middle-class women. Being a white, middle-class woman, a feminist, and a Muslim it feels strange to reblog this. But as Francois-Cerrah says, "If it takes my white privilege to amplify this message, at least it will have served one positive purpose in the broader struggle for human equality".

Where Are Pakistan’s Female Muftis And Islamic Scholars?

January 30, 2015 by Farahnaz Zahidi


“I have a problem. My husband said ‘talaaq’ (divorce) to me thrice in one sitting. Everyone says the divorce is final now although he revoked his decision within hours. 1,415 more words


Are Hijabi Women Truly Oppressed?

Western Feminism has drastically changed and empowered women over the last few decades. The Suffrage Movement, in the late 19th and early 20th century, was a women’s organization movement which demanded political rights, and, by 1928, managed to achieve their prime goal as all women over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote through the Representation of the People Act -10 years after that right was solely given to women over the age of 30. 870 more words


Islamic Feminism, Body Autonomy and Spiritual Liberation by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente

Women’s bodies are the preferred territory in which religious oppression becomes cruelly evident. Misogynist narratives in religions are always addressed to them: decency, honor, virtue, holiness, discretion, and shame are embodied in us, We pay for the absence of these patriarchal principles of control, on our bodies too: imprisonment, slut-shamming, bullying, rape, punishment, mutilation, and death. 1,039 more words

Feminism And Religion