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Femme Fatale
Monday July 21st, 2014 with Jim
Zahira Sarwar on Muslim women's rights, "honour killings", and ongoing violent re-colonizations by Western feminists

Jim speaks with Zahira Sarwar about her research on Muslim feminisms and how the discourse in Western feminist circles, especially around such topics as Muslim women's rights or so-called "honour killings", can serve as a violent re-colonization of these non-Western women. From personal experience and her academic research, she argues that we need to question how these and similar topics are handled in the classroom and treated in the dominant threads running throughout Western feminist literature, and consider alternative narratives that respect the perspective and agency of Muslim women. The hashtags mentioned by Zahira: #notyourstockmuslim #lifeofamuslimfeminist
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Elorious Cain
It would be so valuable to have Zahira Sarwar back as a guest on Femme Fatale again!

4:52 PM, July 23rd, 2014
Phelonius Friar (host)
I heartily agree! Hopefully Lilith gets a chance to interview her again over the next school year.

11:01 PM, July 27th, 2014
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