Tue 7 Mar, 7pm
SPACE Mare Street
led by Giulia Damiani
The next meeting of the Feminist Duration Reading Group will focus on Islamic feminisms. Together we will read ‘New Introduction: Why Does the Veil Scare Europe?,’ from Beyond the Veil by the Moroccan feminist sociologist Fatema Mernissi, alongside ‘Islamic feminism: what’s in a name,’ 2002, by the scholar and activist Margot Badran.
This focus on feminist engagements with, and within, Islam will act as a counterpoint to last month’s meeting, focused on a screening of the film Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism, directed by Feriel Ben Mahmou, 2014. As was highlighted in the post-screening discussion last month, that film has an implicitly Western conception of feminist liberation, which differs from those who identify as Islamic feminists.
This is the second session on Arab feminisms in the Feminist Duration Reading Group, led by Giulia Damiani.