Islam, Feminism, And The Law

This post by a feminist lawyer and Ph.D. scholar piqued my interest, as the author addresses how Islamic law and feminism are not always at odds. The author describes a case study in which she was able to help an immigrant woman, divorced and left helpless, utilize Islamic law (as well as her personal faith) to her benefit. It’s worth a read if you’re interested in overlap between different value systems that affect gender roles and sex.

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About Jeana


Jeana Jorgensen, PhD recently completed her doctoral degree in folklore and gender studies at Indiana University. She studies fairy tales and other narratives, dance, body art, feminist theory, digital humanities, and gender identity.