Understanding the Other Sister: The Case of Arab Feminism

Authors

  • Susan Muaddi Darraj

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-053-10-2002-03_2

Keywords:

Feminism, Philosophy

Abstract

One evening, shortly after September 11, I was conducting a college English class when one of my students asked a question about the accumulating body of information on women and Islam. It was one of many questions about the Middle East asked of me in the days after the tragedies; this one was about the veil, and why women in the Middle East "had to wear it." I explained that not all women in the Middle East were Muslim (I myself am a Palestinian Christian), but that even many Muslim women did not veil. However, many did, and for myriad reasons: mostly for personal and religious reasons and, for some, upon compulsion.

Published

2002-03-02

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