Friday, 28 March 2014

FEMEN and Feminism

In their vain attempt to distance Feminism from FEMENs actions, some pro-Feminist advocates have dismissed FEMEN as merely being ‘Feminist extremists’, and not representing ‘true’ Feminism.

But who’s to say that FEMEN doesn’t represent feminism? Unlike Islam, Feminism isn’t based upon a holy book, or common reference text, so who decides what is Feminism, and what isn’t?

However, the intellectual tradition of feminism follows a common principle/creed, the ‘liberation of the individual woman’ (e.g. Individualism), and therefore it would naturally conclude that the rules and restrictions of religion, inhibit women’s freedom to define their own morals and values. In fact, the public display of nudity by FEMEN is a protest against the Islamic doctrine of public modesty – which Feminism considers to be an unjust restriction of women’s ‘freedon’. Under Feminism, if women can choose to wear what they want, and ‘their body belongs to them’, how are FEMEN going against Feminism by choosing to go topless?

[Snip from Abdullah Al Andalusi]

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Understanding Islam: Religion of Life
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MDI Excerpt: Zara Faris on UK government & media attack on Muslim Gender segregation

Zara Faris gives a damning indictment of the UK media and government’s attack on Muslim Gender segregation, and the intolerance of Islamic practice against the Muslim minority of the UK.

The title of the event was ‘Muslim Women’s Unified Response to the Attack of Gender Segregation. The event was attended by a panel of female Muslim speakers, including Yvonne Ridley (journalist), Shohana Khan (Hizb ut Tahrir), Fatima Barakatulla (iERA) and Aisha Azri (UCL ISOC). The event was hosted at the Waterlily, London, on 20th December 2014.