Who speaks for Muslim women?
Who speaks for Muslim women?Muslim feminists reject Femen’s ‘sextremist’ brand of protest.
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Are Muslim women unable or unwilling to stand up for themselves? Femen, the self-identified "sextremist" women's movement, says it wants to fight for Muslim girls everywhere. But plenty of Muslim women say they neither want, nor need their help. After Femen launched its “International Topless Jihad Day”, a wave of responses by Muslim women rejecting Femen's tactics circulated online. We discuss Western images of Muslim femininity and what it means to be a feminist in Islam. Join us at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Hind Makki @HindMakki
Blogger and Muslim feminist
Fatemeh Fakhraie @fatemehf
Founder, Muslimah Media Watch
Leila Mouri @femiran, Sofia Ahmed @sofiaahmed1, Zeinab Khalil @zaynabon and Hajer Naili @H_NAILI join us via Google+ hangout.
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