Fatima Mernissi’s Ideas on Issues in Muslim Society


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Fatima Mernissi's Ideas on Issues in Muslim Society
It has been argued by many social critics that the Muslim world is an anachronistic society swathed in outdated beliefs and notions. And when one looks at Muslim society through the lenses of globalization theory and feminism such claims appear to hold merit. At a time where some of the most underdeveloped nations in the world have successfully integrated into the global economy, millions of Muslims continue to live in abject poverty induced by a pre-industrialization mentality. Muslim society can also be generally characterized by a gross disdain and ignorance concerning the rights and fair treatment of women. But the voice of one Muslim woman, Fátima Mernissi, stands out as a beacon of...
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