Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Harvard University Press

http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674725164
Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod, who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, challenges this conclusion in DO MUSLIM WOMEN NEED SAVING? The book is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, including military invasion, in the name of rescuing women from Islam. It offers a detailed, moving portrait of the actual experiences of ordinary Muslim women, and of the contingencies with which they live.

Lila Abu-Lughod, Do Muslim Women Need Saving?, Human Rights, Women's Rights, United Nations, Islam, Arab Women, Muslim World, Religion, Politics, Harvard University Press, Muslim (Religion)