Who Speaks for Muslim Women?



Al Jazeera speaks with prominent Muslim feminists (a blogger, several Twitter users and the founder of Muslimah Media Watch) to discuss Western images of Muslim femininity and what it means to be a feminist in Islam. 

“Are Muslim women unable or unwilling to stand up for themselves? Femen, the self-identified ‘sextremist’ women’s movement, says it wants to fight for Muslim girls everywhere. But plenty of Muslim women say they neither want, nor need their help. After Femen launched its ‘International Topless Jihad Day,’ a wave of responses by Muslim women rejecting Femen’s tactics circulated online.”

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