Call yourself an Islamic feminist on top of all of it, and you’ll be marked a paradox, accused of either co-opting your stance as a Muslim, or a feminist. Ghosh’s experience, identity is often an image constructed for an individual by those around them, a series of constructs that ultimately lead her to her research.
“Identity is how others perceive you, and not necessarily who you think you are.” Both Islam and Feminism have their own bones to pick with other; Western feminists write off Islam as too primitive and held captive to the patriarchy, and Muslim women claim that mainstream feminism is too tinged with a saviour complex and underlying racism.
(Photo courtesy : Hindustan Times) In an bizarre and humiliating incident, a female candidate appearing for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test ( NEET ) was allegedly forced to remove her innerwear before entering the examination hall.
According to Hindustan Times , authorities allegedly forced a 17-year-old student to remove her bra in north Kerala’s Kannur as part of stringent measures to stop cheating and irregularities in a national medical entrance examination on Sunday.
I grew up with many aunts who were encouraged to pursue a higher education.In the chaos that erupted after the Speaker first announced the trust vote – rejecting a demand by the DMK, the Congress and the AIADMK rebels for secret voting – lawmakers moved chairs, toppled the Speaker’s table, pulled out mics and heckled Dhanapal.DMK lawmakers led by MK Stalin sat down on the floor of the house and protested when the Speaker ordered their eviction.The 11 votes against him were cast by the rebel faction in the ruling AIADMK, led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.ALSO READ: Ironman becomes ‘The Ultraman’; Milind Soman completes 517 km marathon in three days DMK lawmakers have said that the trust vote is illegal because it was introduced twice – once in the morning and again after two adjournments in the house.