Beyond the Veil Male-Female Dynamics in a Muslim Society
Author Fatema Mernissi
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Does Islam as a religion oppress women? Is Islam against democracy? In this classic study, internationally renowned sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that womens oppression is not due to Islam because this religion celebrates womens power. Womens oppression, she maintains, is due to political manipulation of religion by power-seeking, archaic Muslim male elites.