Equality Of Feminism In Islam

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From the Islamic point of view, the question of the equality of men and women is meaningless. It is like discussing the equality of a rose and a jasmine. Each has its own perfume, color, shape and beauty. Men and women are not the same. Each has particular features and characteristics. Islam envisages their roles in society not as competing but as complimentary. Each has certain duties and functions in accordance with his or her nature and constitution. The common thread running through these different periods and places is the captured by the definition above. It involves a theory about and a commitment to men and women being equals, in all spheres of life, i.e., equals in standing, possibility, freedom and range of choice. This is the core…show more content…
They cover a large spectrum and convey the diversity of feminism. Of these, 7 can easily be embraced by Objectivists and Radians, while 5 are clearly incompatible. Radian feminism must be individualist. One could use individualist as an adjective (“individualist feminist”). Or-probably better-one can use both as nouns, saying that someone is an individualist and a feminist. There is no reason to fear the word feminist. Equality must mean equality under the law, but it must also mean philosophical and social equality of men and women in daily life. The latter cannot be achieved by legislation. True liberation and individualism means that all virtues and characteristics are individual human virtues and characteristics, open to anyone who is inclined to pursue and develop them. There are no virtues or psychological characteristics belonging exclusively to males, or to females. As a feminist, one must support closing the gender gap, not widening it-thus clearing the road for a free, individualist and diverse…show more content…
The “difference feminist” struggle is not only “to assert an identity but to assert difference” within gender categories rather than a reduction to essential characteristics of woman. However just as “woman” marks a “point of dispute where language itself becomes a problem, where one person’s injustice cannot be registered in the language of the
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