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Fighting hislam : women, faith and sexism Susan Carland.

Fighting hislam : women, faith and sexism Susan Carland.
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ISBN 9780522870367 (Overdrive: electronic bk.)
Author Carland, Susan author.
Title Fighting hislam : women, faith and sexism [electronic resource] / Susan Carland.
Publisher/Date Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2016.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist's playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility. Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists- a diverse bunch who fight sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion. Here, Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith. At a time when the media trumpets scandalous revelations about life for women from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, Muslim women are always spoken about and over, never with. In Fighting Hislam, that ends.
Subject Sexism -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Muslim women -- Conduct of life
Muslim women -- Social conditions
Women in Islam
Sexism in religion
Electronic books.
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