Author: Ilkkaracan, Pinar
Publisher: Women for Women's Human Rights
Publication Date & Place: 2000 / İstanbul
(Antiquarian / Condition: New)
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455 pp, b/w figures, pb, in English.
Control of women's sexuality remains to be one of the most powerful tools of patriarchy in most societies. The essays in this volume show that the sexual oppression the Muslim women is not the result of an 'İslamic' vision of sexuality, but a combination of political, social nad economic inequalities throughout the ages, However, within this context religion is ofte misused as a powerful instrument of control, with the goal of legitimizing violations of women's human rights.
Women and Sexuality in Muslim Societies brings together female researchers, academics, activists, poets, journalists and cartoonists from different countries, who illuminate various aspects of women's sexuality with analysis, research, literature and personal accounts.
Their findings and experiences are as diverse as their lives and the societies in which they live, yet they are linked by their quest for integrity of the body, dignity and the right to pleasure.
Women for Women's Human Rights is proud to present this collection, with the hope that it will contribute to our determination to become subjects of our sexuality in our quest for dignity and pleasure as women.