Thursday, November 19, 2009
Feminism's Bad Rep?
"I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." Rebecca West
I have a question for anyone reading: why does feminism have such a negative reputation, especially in Islamic cirlces?
When someone says "feminism", what do you think? What is your gut reaction?
When someone says they are a feminist, what do you then think of them?
Do you think it is possible to be a feminist and be Muslim?
I have lots of opinions on this but I really want to hear what other people think, because I find it interesting that "feminism" has become such a negative thing these days, and I really want to understand why.