Femminismo islamico: una storia plurale

Autore: Renata Pepicelli
In: Genesis. XII/1, 2013
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Islamic Feminism: a Plural History
Since the beginning of the ’90s from Iran to Egypt, from Turkey to Malaysia, from Europe to North America, began to establish a women’s movement, called Islamic feminism, fighting for the rights and freedoms within a religious framework. On the assumption that the misogyny in the Muslim world is the product of patriarchal readings of sacred texts, and not a limitation of the Koran, a growing number of activists and theologians called for a reform of codes and institutions that discriminate against women on the basis of feminist interpretations Islam. This paper traces the history of the movement by focusing on the Mediterranean area and in particular on Morocco.