Islam, Feminism, and Western Assumptions: Early 20th Century Women’s Activism in Iran and Turkey
Student, University of Texas, Austin
Mr. Wingham asserts that the Western news media portray all Muslim women as being the same, and also in a stereotypical, patriarchal way. He also believes that, as a result, cases of activism by Muslim women are not accurately reported. Mr. Wingham maintains that feminist thought and movements vary in each Muslim country, as they each take place in a different cultural context. He uses Turkey and Iran as examples.
Recorded: May 1, 2014