Define Yourself: Discussions of Women, Feminism, and the Arab World

A recent Gulf News article entitled "Feminism in the Arab World" aims to give a picture of, well, feminism in the Arab world.  It interviews professors and students about their experiences of feminism, female leadership, and the status of women in Arab countries.While the analysis and interviews are interesting (you can go read that for yourself), the piece seems to rest on some rather fuzzy definitions of the very terms that the writer wants to discuss.For example, the "Arab world."  S … [Read more...]