These marches are meant to empower young women and break sexually-biased chains that are placed upon them. The protesters say our country, nay, our world has done them a dishonor. They throw around terms such as sexism and patriarchy, all of which come with a load of negative connotations and prejudices. This movement has been dubbed 'feminism ', something seen as a radical new way of thinking in our society. They want to "break gender roles and stereotypes, secure women 's rights, and move the country forward" (A Lady 's Luxury), but how far can we go before we fall off the edge?
Briefly, Okin’s point of view is that the minority cultures that we seek to defend may have patriarchal characteristics that come into conflict with the rights of women. Okin is a well-known feminist who criticizes the modern theories of justice, liberalism and communitarianism. According to her, the family conserves and reproduces the inequalities since children grow up in a gendered context and this will influence their behaviours throughout their lives. Her essay about multiculturalism dates back to 1997 affirms that the multiculturalism has taken into account the sexist nature of some minority cultures in order to guarantee the preservation and improvement of women rights. Hence, in broader context, it provoked a big debate around the compatibility of feminism and multiculturalism.
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.
Feminism gives the opportunity of freedom of speech to everyone who chooses to use it. With feminism, you are able to speak your mind. “Freedom of speech is one of the most precious and important human rights. A free society depends on the free exchange
As in Islam, woman has to follow commands of her husband, whether it is related to her sexual life or domestic life. Otherwise she will be called as a disloyal wife, which is unacceptable for many Muslims. Generally sex is a topic, which is not
As a female Muslim (Muslimah) I became the witness of how western questioned Islam. They always ask about my right and my obligation to follow the rules of my religion. In their perspective, Islam violates my right when it comes to get my own decision. In fact, they see this point of view as the outsiders rather than the way a muslimah sees it. I honestly feel that Islam is the best religion that gives security to the woman.
However, it is important to note that on the surface Zimbabwe appears dedicated to empowering women but the reality on the ground tells a different story. In spite of the vast international, regional and national laws that Zimbabwe is a signatory to, women are still not recognized and given rights to participate in politics like their male counterparts. Consequently, women participation and progress still lags behind men (Nebolisa, 2009). In response to the above, NGOs have since played a pivotal role and tried to fill this void by capacitating women as well as providing relevant civic education in order to instill confidence in them that they have the aptitude to hold leadership responsibilities in a similar manner as
The diasporic identity has its own advantages… the abundance of experience Pakistani and Western… she redefines feminism for Pakistani society, call it Islamic feminism… her target is the agrarian system, some oppressive customs in Sindh and the subversion of Islam to serve one’s own interest (Siddiqui, 2011,p. 2). As Spivak and Mohanty in post-colonial article on feminist studies and Colonial Discourse, Under Western Eyes (1993) have argued that women of the Third-World countries are portrayed as colonial stereotypes. “Stereotypes either depict Muslim women as exotic, oppressed and almost totally enslaved by men in Islam, or as defending the virtues of Islam and the status and rights accorded to women “(2005: 755). Spivak, in her essay, “Can Subaltern Speak?” has expressed her views regarding the colonized subjects including women: To what extent did colonial power succeed in silencing the colonized?
For many, feminist movement is about giving women liberty, equal opportunity and control over their own destiny. C. ISLAMIC FEMINISM In many Muslim countries, the “f” word (feminism) has sparked tensions, conjuring images of domineering, family-hating woman; similar to other labels such as “Muslim” conjuring images of subjugated woman in the mind of the West. Although these stereotypes are true in a specific historical context, these may not be so when compared to a larger reality. Thus, this does not justify the hostility that follows. In fact, the term Islamic feminism becomes a global phenomenon during 1990s and is a contrast to secular
Yet Pakistan is very unfortunate in educating women and comparatively lack basic female education. Due to inequality in education women’s of Pakistan suffer hence it can be inferred that without attaining gender equality the likelihood of acquiring development can be more challenging in Pakistan. In addition to it, educated women are more likely to take a lead in making informed choices in elections and their own personal matters as Muhammad Sabir a Pakistani economists, describes gender equality as majorly salient resource