According to your reading Do Muslim Women Need Saving?. According to your reading Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
Drawing from the Blackboard article Gendered Islamophobia: hate crime against Muslim women, Muslim women are particularly vulnerable to Islamophobia due to their multiple subject positions as an historically marginalized sex (by Western, non-Muslim society), a religious minority, and a (perceived) racial minority. I want you to be sure that you discuss the issue of intersectionality, hegemony, privilege, and ethnocentrism in your response.
According to your reading Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Lughod), the West has had a history of employing something called the “colonial appropriation of women’s voices” in order to literally colonize Muslim-majority countries. Please discuss what the colonial appropriation of women’s voices means, and how we have used this tactic to colonize other countries. Then I’d like you to address why it has been so ironic that the West has used the rhetoric of women’s oppression (in particular, the veiling of Muslim women) to legitimize their “liberation.” Remember, as the author asserts, in order to liberate women from something, we need to liberate women “to” something.