[Marxism] The Feminism of Fools, Cont'd

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Mon May 24 22:20:51 MDT 2004

The province of Ontario approved the use of sharia in Ontario's 
Muslim community, allowing the Islamic Institute of Civil Justice to 
claim "the right to hold tribunals, darul qada, in which marriage, 
family and business disputes can be settled according to sharia" 
(Lynda Hurst, "Ontario Sharia Tribunals Assailed," Toronto Star, May 
22, 2004). . . . The Canadian Council of Muslim Women, which opposes 
the use of sharia in Ontario for good reasons, is placed in the sort 
of difficult position that Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and other 
feminists of color have analyzed, having to fight a two-front war 
against conservative Muslim men who seek to define Islam according to 
their patriarchal terms and control Muslim women and right-wing 
Westerners who try to use Muslim women's struggles as ammunitions 
against all Muslims. . . .

The rest of the posting at 

* Critical Montages: <http://montages.blogspot.com/>
* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>

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