Islamic Feminism

In Iran, a woman wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. In France, Muslim women are fighting to keep their headscarves. And in India, female Islamic scholars advise women on issues from make-up to child-rearing. Join host Neal Conan while we look at how Islamic women reform Islam from the inside out.

Guests:

Nayereh Tohidi
*Associate Professor, Women's Studies Department, California State University, Northridge
*Director of USCN's new Islamic Community Studies program
*Editor, Women in Muslim Societies: Diversity Within Unity (1998)

Shaheen Sardar Ali
*Professor of Law at University of Peshawar, Pakistan
*Visiting scholar at the University of Warwick Law School, United Kingdom
*Author, Human Rights and International Law: Equal Before Allah, Unequal Before Man? (2000)

Leila Ahmed
*Professor of divinity at Harvard
*Author, Women and Gender in Islam: The Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

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