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It's not all about the burqa : Muslim women on faith, feminism, sexuality and race / edited by Mariam Khan.

Contributor(s): Publisher: London : Picador, 2020Copyright date: ©2019Description: xiii, 241 pages ; 20 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781509886425
Other title:
  • It is not all about the burqa
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 305.48697 23
Contents:
Too loud, swears too much and goes too far / Mona Eltahawy -- Immodesty is the best policy / Coco Khan -- The first feminist / Sufiya Ahmed -- On the representation of Muslims: terms and conditions apply / Nafisa Bakkar -- The clothes of my faith / Afia Ahmed -- Life was easier before I was woke / Yassmin Midhat Abdel-Magied -- 'There's no such thing as a depressed Muslim': discussing mental health in the Muslim community / Jamilla Hekmoun -- Feminism needs to die / Mariam Khan -- Hijabi (r)evolution / Afshan D'souza-Lodhi -- Eight notifications / Salma Haidrani -- Shame, shame, it knows your name / Amna Saleem -- A woman of substance / Saima Mir -- A gender denied: Islam, sex and the struggle to get some / Salma El-Wardany -- How not to get married (or why an unregistered nikah is no protection for a woman) / Aina Khan -- Not just a black Muslim woman / Raifa Rafiq -- Between submission and threat: the British state's contradictory relationship with Muslim women / Malia Bouattia -- Daughter of stories / Nadine Aisha Jassat.
Summary: When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? It's Not About the Burqa started life when Mariam Khan read about the conversation in which David Cameron linked the radicalisation of Muslim men to the 'traditional submissiveness' of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn't know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were demonstrably neither Muslim nor female? Taking one of the most politicised and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It's Not About the Burqa has something to say: twenty Muslim women speaking up for themselves. Here are essays about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about queer identity, about sex, about the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country, and about how Islam and feminism go hand in hand. Funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, each of these essays is a passionate declaration, and each essay is calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. It's Not About the Burqa doesn't claim to speak for a faith or a group of people, because it's time the world realised that Muslim women are not a monolith. It's time the world listened to them.
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Mild Mature Content

First published 2019.

Includes bibliographical references.

Too loud, swears too much and goes too far / Mona Eltahawy -- Immodesty is the best policy / Coco Khan -- The first feminist / Sufiya Ahmed -- On the representation of Muslims: terms and conditions apply / Nafisa Bakkar -- The clothes of my faith / Afia Ahmed -- Life was easier before I was woke / Yassmin Midhat Abdel-Magied -- 'There's no such thing as a depressed Muslim': discussing mental health in the Muslim community / Jamilla Hekmoun -- Feminism needs to die / Mariam Khan -- Hijabi (r)evolution / Afshan D'souza-Lodhi -- Eight notifications / Salma Haidrani -- Shame, shame, it knows your name / Amna Saleem -- A woman of substance / Saima Mir -- A gender denied: Islam, sex and the struggle to get some / Salma El-Wardany -- How not to get married (or why an unregistered nikah is no protection for a woman) / Aina Khan -- Not just a black Muslim woman / Raifa Rafiq -- Between submission and threat: the British state's contradictory relationship with Muslim women / Malia Bouattia -- Daughter of stories / Nadine Aisha Jassat.

When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter? It's Not About the Burqa started life when Mariam Khan read about the conversation in which David Cameron linked the radicalisation of Muslim men to the 'traditional submissiveness' of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn't know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were demonstrably neither Muslim nor female? Taking one of the most politicised and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It's Not About the Burqa has something to say: twenty Muslim women speaking up for themselves. Here are essays about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about queer identity, about sex, about the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country, and about how Islam and feminism go hand in hand. Funny, warm, sometimes sad, and often angry, each of these essays is a passionate declaration, and each essay is calling time on the oppression, the lazy stereotyping, the misogyny and the Islamophobia. It's Not About the Burqa doesn't claim to speak for a faith or a group of people, because it's time the world realised that Muslim women are not a monolith. It's time the world listened to them.

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