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1) you interrupted me. i’m not finished talking.
3) that isn’t funny
4) that isn’t appropriate
5) i already know that
6) that won’t be necessary
7) leave me alone
8) you’re making me uncomfortable
9) stop ignoring what i’m saying” with edit to add “^and girls” above the word “women”] #RaisingGirls#Patriarchy#Feminist#Feminism#EmpowerGirls#StrongWomen#GenderRoles#Gender#WomenOfColor
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My grandmother was in the hospital, having just given birth to her baby boy in June 1941.
The next morning the doctors came into the Maternity Ward and told all the women to leave because the war broke out and Minsk was bombarded and they needed the hospital for the wounded.
The baby and a little girl - my grandmother’s children - did not survive the War. “Why did YOU survive?!” - was apparently what my grandmother’s husband asked her, when he returned from the war and found out that the children were gone.
By then my grandmother had given birth to my mother, who was born in 1944. My grandparents “met” in the forest, where those who managed to escape from the Minsk ghetto joined partisan groups that formed Resistance in nearby forests. .
I do not have many memories of my grandfather. I only know that he was a violent and abusive husband and father. I know that my grandmother tried to leave him on several occasions, but he managed to “bring her back” every time. They are now buried next to each other.
Many years later I’d asked my mother why grandmother had “chosen” him. She answered that for women to live in the forest during the war - it was better to be under a man’s protection. Besides everything else, rape and starvation were among daily worries.
Both my mother and grandmother explained grandfather’s cruelty toward them by the fact that he has lost his whole family during the war. They seemed to be “understanding” of his pain, diminishing their own.
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Fatema Mernissi (1940-2015) was a #moroccan writer, sociologist, and pioneer of Islamic #feminism.
She was born in Fez to a middle-class family and grew up in the harem of her paternal grandmother. She wrote about her childhood experiences in her 1994 memoir, "Dreams of Trespass: Tales of A Harem Girlhood". She went on to study #sociology@um5rabat and @sorbonne_univ, where she briefly worked as a journalist. In 1973, she graduated from @brandeisuniversity with a Ph.D. in sociology. Upon finishing her studies, she returned to Morocco and taught sociology at Mohammed V University from 1974-81. She also held a research appointment at the Moroccan Institut Universitaire de la Recherche Scientifique.
Mernissi’s work challenges the dominant #muslim male discourse on gender and #sexuality. In "Doing Daily Battle" (1988), she conducted a series of interviews with Moroccan peasant women, laborers, clairvoyants, and maidservants, who spoke about their economic limitations, lack of educational resources, and sexual oppression.
In "Beyond the Veil: Male-Female Dynamics in Modern Muslim Society" (1975), she argues that Islamic fundamentalism is in part a defense against changes in #genderroles and perceptions of sexual identity. She examines the classical religious-juristic texts, including the Hadith, and claims that the “silent, passive, obedient woman” is not representative of authentic #islam.
She further explores these ideas in "The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Islam" (1988), in which she argues that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women. She examines the roles of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad and posits that his original message of gender equality has since been misrepresented by later political and religious leaders.
In 2003, she was awarded the Premios Princesa De Asturias along with Susan Sontag. In 2004 she was awarded the Erasmus Prize.
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