“Can Muslim Women Speak”
Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research series. Ever since the invention of war on terror, there has been a constant struggle to rescue Muslim women from their own culture. Identifying these rhetorical practices as imperial feminism, Majid Sharifi, PhD., assistant professor, government, shows how these representations accompany the need to protect the United States from the “Muslim other” and thus secure the “American way of life.” In this presentation, Sharifi argues that imperial feminism uses the emancipatory messages of feminism, not to liberate others or secure self, but to silence local voices and dampen global liberty. Presented by Women’s Studies Center.