Friday Feminist – Mohja Kahf

Cross posted

No Such Thing as a “Muslim Woman”

This variety is why there really is no such creature as “a Muslim woman” – it’s an overly general category. There are Afghani Muslim women from impoverished, refugee camps, aristocratic Iranian Muslim women Shakespearean scholars, American Muslim women soccer moms, Klingon Muslim women aboard the Starship Enterprise, and so on. I myself am a Klingon.

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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