Very excited to announce that Julie Bindel (journalist and activist) and I will be debating the question, “Islam or Feminism: which one can truly liberate women?”
Julie Bindel is a journalist, broadcaster, author and feminist campaigner, and is a founder of ‘Justice for Women’. She writes for the Guardian, New Statesman, Standpoint Magazine, The Spectator and the Sunday Telegraph, and has written articles on the issues of Muslim women.
I first spoke with Julie Bindel when we discussed whether the Niqab should be banned in the UK, which you can listen to here: https://zarafaris.com/2013/09/21/radio-debate-should-the-niqab-veil-be-banned-in-britain/
So, does Islam posit a viable way of life and solutions for women? Do women need feminism to formulate, understand, and support their position in society? Does a hybrid solution between Islam and feminism really make sense? Save a space in your diary this October 2014, to attend this exciting discussion in London, inshaAllah.
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This sounds fascinating and I would love to go but not sure question is right. Why do we have to choose, why can’t both work in tandem for women of faith and no faith?
Obviously, you’re a Feminist.