What Does Islamic Feminism Teach to a Secular Feminist? or The Self-Critique of a Secular Feminist By Duru Yavan

Submitted by Musawah on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:55


In this essay, secular activist Duru Yavan questions her opposition to the use of Islamic framework in the struggle for gender equality.  

"I now believe that the sociopolitical context may require using the Islamic framework in different levels, and this may be the only way to be in solidarity with Muslim women. My struggle for women’s empowerment should not be similar to colonial tactics or should not buttress Islamaphobia, which will probably have negative consequences for Muslim women. I should learn to control my anger and to act more strategically, always with a sense of collective responsibility."




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