Friday, 4 June 2010

Friday Feminist - Mohja Kahf (2)

Cross posted

Pseudo-Feminists Abroad

I love it when people who are not feminists and who do not remotely support women's rights in our own country, where we don't even have an ERA, suddenly turn into the loudest women's rights advocates when the look with smug superiority at the Muslim world. Hello, the U.S, supported the Taliban coming into power; only a few alert people worried back then about allying with a regime that was bad for women. I guess women's rights turn into human rights concerns only when it's convenient for generating wartime public opinion.

Mohja Kahf, "Muslim Women Rule and Other Little-Known Facts" in Fawzia Afzal-Khan (ed), Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, Moreton-in-Marsh: Arris Books, 2005

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