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Social Science and Public Policy

“The Muslim Woman”: Between Orientalism and Securitization

March 8, 2023 at 10:00am11:30am

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The Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Middle Eastern Studies Program is proud to host Jocelyne Cesari, Ph.D., for a virtual talk on International Women’s Day.

The commonly held picture of the Muslimah is the black or blue clad woman under the yolk of males. Jocelyne Cesari will go beyond this dominant perception to restore the agency of Muslim women.

Her talk will highlight the diversity of religious positions on the question of women rights. It will argue that there is no radical incompatibility between Islamic prescriptions and the Individual Rights of women but that the perception of such a convergence is obstructed by patriarchal cultures and politicization of Islam across Muslim countries and among Muslim minorities.

This event was first published on February 20, 2023 and last updated on March 3, 2023.

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