This is a great article which was published on Muslim Village recently. The link is here
Enjoy the read:Muslim women are steeped in stubborn stereotypes as meek, oppressed and in need of rescue. Recurring images beamed into our homes and phones from abroad of Muslim women being denied access to education, the ability to drive or even the right to cast a vote or run for political office only serve to reinforce such widely held misconceptions; examples of empowered Muslim women (particularly those donning the hijab) living here or overseas seldom enjoy the same quality air time. As such, our views remain skewed on the subject.
Further, such pervasive generalizations about Islam’s inherent oppression of Muslim women are not only offensive but ultimately