Hey World. Where are the Muslim Feminists?
This is all in deep contrast to the many social injustices Islam addresses as well as feminism that exists. Including evidence I will soon add to this post on why Prophet Muhammed and the Koran possibly could be the first to give birth to feminism ideology and pro-actively addressed female injustice by giving a range of financial rights irrespective of marital status. I also mourn the invisibility of empowered Muslim women who I believe have been wiped off the face of the Islam we know today and the patriarchal message being taught to Muslims.
Alas, reform will not come any time soon. I know that. Am deeply distressed by it. And it will certainly not come at the hands of the many male educated Muslim voices who are being given a platform. How sad.
Where are the Muslim female and male feminists? The Muslim #HeForShe and #SheForShe? To say there is - is rubbish. And it is not the everyday Muslim women's fault as we have been brow beaten, gagged and dismantled from the British Muslim arena by our parents and husbands and brothers. Told to shut up. And let elders or those who 'know' better - speak for us.