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Scheherazade Goes West

characters æ Scheherazade Goes West å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Itely embroidered amalgam of clear eyed autobiography and dazzling meta fiction by which she relates those assorted discoveries add up to a deliciously wry engagingly cosmopolitan and deeply penetrating narrative YES 5 BIG STARS Cuz this book is just SO PERFECT Now idk if I have the right to say it but it s AMAZING Genuinely this is the 2nd book that I hate the moment when I finish it cuz I just don t want from it to have an end I dont know if I have the power to do a good review about it here right now So I ll just post my review next Sunday after the hangover on my blog Thank Fatima Mernissi I really want to attend ur classes but ur dead right now so I think reading ur books will be enough RIP

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characters æ Scheherazade Goes West å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Fatema Mernissi the world renowned Islamic feminist has shed unprecedented light on the lives of women in the Middle East Now in Scheherazade Goes West Mernissi reveals her uniue experiences as a liberated indepe Scheherazade the heroine of the Arabian Nights is the basis of Mernissi s treatise about the differences in misogyny between Europeans and Arabs It is an interesting concept and having read Mernissi s memoir about her own childhood days in a harem it gave me a lot of extra context as well So what are the differences Are they comparableAccording to Mernissi Scheherezade is celebrated as a feminist icon in the Arab world She used her wit and intelligence to keep the despot king entertained and saved the life of countless other women This is a cold blooded strategy that could not be easily done if Scheherezade had been considered emotionally unstable as women were commonly portrayed in the west However this raises up other uestions especially where Mernissi praises the king s transformation A violent despot acknowledges that dialogue with his wife changed his entire world view has inspired many famous twentieth century Arab writers to grant Scheherazade and by extension all women the status of civilizing agents Peace and serenity will replace violence in men s intentions and deeds predicted the influential Egyptian thinker Taha Hussein if they are redeemed by a woman s loveThis is just what women don t want to do We are not agents for redeeming men This is really feminism 101 and I am surprised Mernissi uses such an argument It s basically saying women can survive if they put all their time and energy into making men better Why is this a woman s job No thanks Women s rights like this I can do withoutOne of the major differences between Arab misogyny European misogyny is that European women are expected to not have a brain The entire trope of women can t do maths is a typical western concept that is not seen anywhere else Mernissi discusses this idea in detail and makes some very good points She points out that women leaders are accepted easily in many Islamic countries The same actually also goes for India Africa and other non Islamic countries A woman doesn t have to dress up or behave like a man to lead Mernissi also points out that while political power is still very much in the hands of men women often are omnipresent in the scientific and technological fields in Islamic and eastern countries It is definitely true that in India taking up science is considered the best way for a girl to become independent of the mandatory forced arranged marriage that would otherwise be soon thrust upon her Mernissi then goes on to discuss sexist European philosophers and artists But does this make Arabs any less sexist She kept insisting that Jean Auguste Dominiue Ingres painting passive harem women is eual to Ingres having a harem himself This is a ridiculous theory and I found her complete confusion over why his wife was not upset over him taking another woman in his harem very embarrassing While Ingres paintings may have a sexist element a real harem with women being pretty much locked up is a horror that Ingres wife did not have to deal with A painting is not a mistress I found this theory ridiculousShe also focuses completely on Ingres Turkish slave women and fails to take some other western art into account There are plenty of paintings of Jeanne d Arc portrayed as a warrior woman which in fact she was Anne Boleyn hunting alongside her husband is also a very popular 16th century portrait Sor Juana a Spanish nun is depicted in front of a book obviously a thinking scholar By selectively choosing Ingres Turkish odalisues as the sole reference point Mernissi makes a point that falls a bit flat Especially when she misses an important point European colonisationThe author is confused why western men portray Turkish harem women as passive and submissive This is definitely sexist but might also have to do with colonising and white supremacy attitudes than them wanting a harem or that western culture didn t produce portraits of active women It s the idea that Arab Turkish women are passive slaves that drive these portrayals The effects of colonisation on gender relations is hardly touched upon and I personally think that a lot of modern attitudes in the east stem back to colonisation and reclaiming our old way of life which has stunted growth in many countries Then there is the fact that colonisation led to the abolition of several types of misogyny but brought in different ones at the same time The suppression of communist activists in Islamic countries by western powers in the mid 1900s also led in large part to the fanaticism that suppresses women Mernissi skips these discussions completely I also disagree with her idea that Muslim men consider women their euals I hardly need to point out the systemic repressions enforced through religious means that Islam like all other religions allows men to systematically enforce gendered laws and customs In the same sentence Mernissi contradicts herself here Women like Christians or Jews are considered to be the eual of men in Islam even though they are granted a minority status that restricts their legal rights and denies them access to the decision making process Women in most Islamic nations can participate in their countries respective decision making bodies but only indirectly How are women eual if they aren t in fact actually eualUltimately Mernissi does get to the gist of the matter with this timeless uestion What kind of revolution I wonder do we need to make men dream of self assertive independent women as the epitome of beauty And this is a uestion all cultures need to ponder

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characters æ Scheherazade Goes West å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ndent Moroccan woman faced with the peculiarities and unexpected encroachments of Western culture Her often surprising discoveries about the conditions of and attitudes toward women around the world and the exuis While it is possible to read this book prior to reading Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood I would recommend reading Dreams firstThis book looks at the idea of the harem from the Western male view something which confuses Mernissi because her view of the harem is radically different and accurate Her conclusions in particular in regards to what a Western is are interesting

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  • 15 April 2020
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    E–pub Download [Scheherazade Goes West] ☆ Fatema Mernissi Mernissi wrote this book after her book tour through Europe and America for another of her books Dreams of Trespass Tales of a Harem Girlhood She's a sociologist and a great storyteller taking after Scheherazade herself This book is a study of the West's perception of the Middle East and how that perception brings into sharper focus Western values For example she spends a lot of time exploring the Western man's obsession and fant

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