Britt, April 20, 2017
A paper written for the University of South Florida
Women of Modern Islam
Much can be said about the religion of Islam, but typically you don’t hear about the many peaceful, positive or progressive aspects it has to offer, especially when it comes to women.
Ingrained into a universal psyche are the images of fully covered women; oppressed and enslaved, destined for a life of servitude and misery. But, could it be possible that propaganda has filled our news channels and only bits and pieces of the Islamic culture have shown through?
One doesn’t need to look much further than to read anything about one superstar of Islam, Malala Yousafzai. Born in northern Pakistan and named after a Pashtun heroine, her future could have been glum. But, being raised by a progressive father she conquered the stereotypes to become a worldwide hero and education advocate, according…
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