Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Radical Islamic Feminism:
“People mistake tradition for religion,” Ms. Kaldi said. “Men are always saying, ‘Women can’t do that because of religion,’ when in fact it is only tradition. It’s important for us to study so that we will know the difference.”

Another example: Morocco.

There's a history of women taking on male roles in modern religious revivals in tradionalist societies: a conservative community's response to modernity that engages modernity.
You could say there's a difference between the two examples above, since Syria is a secular state, but it's not a modern one, any more than Iran was under the Shah.

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