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Debunking myths on Muslim women and feminism

July 13th 2017

Given the continued debates and misconceptions around both Muslim women and feminism, the European Network against Racism (ENAR) is debunking some of the more common stereotypes about feminism and Muslim women in Europe in order to promote a shared understanding of equal treatment in a diverse society.

This leaflet is part of a unique cooperation between the feminist and anti-racism movements in Europe on the project “Forgotten Women: the impact of Islamophobia on Muslim women”.

It focuses on Muslim women in Europe in order to better address the intersectional
discrimination affecting Muslim women (gender, religion, race and class). It also looks at myths on feminists in general, which needs to be debunked, including in the anti-racism movement.

We believe that addressing these myths jointly will reinforce mutual trust and hope this will contribute to promoting more coalitions against those trying to pit groups against each other.

Via ENAR’s website

Myth no.3: Muslim women are forced to wear the headscarf
Myth no.3: Muslim women are forced to wear the headscarf
Myth no.6: There is no longer any need for feminism, equality has been achieved
Myth no.6: There is no longer any need for feminism, equality has been achieved