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Progressive Muslim Women
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1.       catwoman
8933 posts
 20 Jun 2008 Fri 09:55 pm

Well... I just stumbled on some material about this lady that I never heard of before - Shazia Mirza and I thought "Wow!" This is amazing! A Muslim woman, born in the UK who remained a Muslim but became a stand-up comedian (of course) against the will of her parents. She refused to be put in a box and to be told what she should believe and how she should practice her religion. She speaks her mind about arranged marriages, separation of women and men, the treatment of girls... etc. Interestingly enough, she gets harassed and abused most by Muslims, especially Muslim men!

Shazia Mirza, audio files page

If you know of some other progressive Muslim women, let us know!

2.       libralady
5152 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 01:06 am

If I am not wrong, I believe she is also working with the group that have been set up by the Government to deal with forced marriages and missing girls who would normally have been expected to enter into forced or arranged marriages.

3.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 10:55 am

Quoting tamikidakika:

One of them was even elected to presidency (which has never happened in your ultra mega progressive holy christian country)



Hey, that's not fair - I'm living in an ultra mega progressive holy christian country and the president is a woman

4.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:18 am

Quoting tamikidakika:


does that substitute the lack of woman president in Poland?



Actually the role of president in Poland is more of a representational. There's not much power president has. Yet, I don't see a woman president anytime soon in Poland. Not many women are interested in running for presidency. But the ones in Parliament are pretty influential. Besides, I don't see how being president represents progress. In Poland women are free to decide what they do for themselves, usually it is them who rule at home and nobody is surprised seeing that a woman dictates her husband what to do.

I'd hate to speak for Cat, but I guess she meant that women from traditional Muslim families have roles imposed on them and that she looks up to any woman that considers tradition and social expectations secondary to her own life-goals.

5.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:21 am

Ahm, I am googling for Turkish female presidents and ... can you give me the name, please?

6.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:27 am

Tamikidakika, I don't want to see another post of yours like that! You are entitled to your opinion, obviously, but no need to bash like that. CW post is a normal one, not a hatred carrying post. Yours, on the contrary, is.

7.       Deli_kizin
6376 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:29 am

Quoting Daydreamer:

Ahm, I am googling for Turkish female presidents and ... can you give me the name, please?



Tansu Çiller

8.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:36 am

Quoting Daydreamer:

Quoting tamikidakika:


does that substitute the lack of woman president in Poland?



Actually the role of president in Poland is more of a representational. There's not much power president has. Yet, I don't see a woman president anytime soon in Poland. Not many women are interested in running for presidency. But the ones in Parliament are pretty influential. Besides, I don't see how being president represents progress. In Poland women are free to decide what they do for themselves, usually it is them who rule at home and nobody is surprised seeing that a woman dictates her husband what to do.

I'd hate to speak for Cat, but I guess she meant that women from traditional Muslim families have roles imposed on them and that she looks up to any woman that considers tradition and social expectations secondary to her own life-goals.




No need to split the hair to defend catwoman. Anyone with an average IQ can see the poor quality sarcasm behind her post. Don`t you see that there is nothing constructive in what she says. Do you really think she admires that woman (if that is a real instance)? No she`s just making fun of her.

9.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:39 am

She wasn't president according to Wikipedia - she was a Prime Minister, that's a bit different...

And I don't think Cat is laughing at that person. Actually I am absolutely sure she isn't, I know her well enough to say it.

10.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 21 Jun 2008 Sat 11:41 am

Quoting Deli_kizin:

Tamikidakika, I don't want to see another post of yours like that! You are entitled to your opinion, obviously, but no need to bash like that. CW post is a normal one, not a hatred carrying post. Yours, on the contrary, is.



cool, so is it me who is bashing people? Do you have anything to say about this statement; "If you know of some other progressive Muslim women, let us know!"

Is this what you call a "normal post"?

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