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Tue, Jul 15th - 9:04AM

Feminism Still Matters
Someone sent us an email recently and it was an argument that we've heard before.

"Feminism is dead, we already have equality."

She then argued that the only countries that still need feminism is countries like Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. She used this justify that feminism is Western culture is no longer needed and that feminists are basically just a bunch of troublemakers.

But she is ignoring a fundamental problem. We're not equal and we're certainly not treated equally. Equal in law perhaps, but statistics will show that women still don't enter politics that often, still don't make as much as men do, are treated as sexual objects or motherly matrons, and some people still get upset at the sight of a woman breastfeeding.

Also, Islamic countries are hardly the only countries that treat poorly. People in western China still sells women and children into slavery. Indeed if you go world wide you find problems all over the world, like femicide in Guatemala and Canada.

The point I'm trying to make is that feminism is not dead. Its barely even begun.

See also:

The Ten Worst Countries for Women.

'I am a Muslim and a Feminist' - Asma Gull Hasan

Islam and Feminism: Are the barriers coming down?

Muslim Women Studying for the Future

Disobedient Muslim Women

Islamic Feminism: What's in a Name?

The War, the Women, the West

Taliban and Afghan Women

Behind the Veil, a Muslim Feminist

Dealing with Anti-Feminism

Hispanic Female Education

Globalization, Sex & Profits

Gender Violence in Mexico

Wombs for Rent

Flight of the Filipina Phoenix: The Rise of Pinay Feminism


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