Conference participants

Dear All,

This is a list of women who showed interest in participating in the Online Islamic Feminism Conference:

  1. Sara
  2. Becky
  3. Eccentricyoruba
  4. Serenity
  5. Almostclever
  6. Sharshura
  7. Lat
  8. Zuhura
  9. Nahida
  10. Sumera

I think I want to write on Challenges of practicing Islam for Muslim women in the West. What do you all think?

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20 thoughts on “Conference participants

  1. Zuhura says:

    I’m probably not going to be able to find the time for this, unfortunately.

  2. susanne430 says:

    I love the topic!

  3. Serenity says:

    Oh, no, Zuhura! What a loss! I was looking forward to your piece 😦

    I have some topics in mind for interested potential participants who don’t know what to write on.

    ~ Critique of Islamic feminism
    ~ An alternative word for Islamic “feminism” (discuss the reasons that many Muslims, men or women, who share the same values and understanding as Muslim feminists but avoid classifying themselves as feminists or say, “Oh, God no – I’m not a feminist.”)
    ~ The role of the internet or new media in strengthening (if at all) feminist ideologies
    ~ Defining leadership: what it means to be a woman leader (discuss the various forms of leadership, including that of leading congregational prayer and what it means that a man or a woman is leading the prayer)
    ~ ummm… more later.

    I realize that some of these might be over-done already …

    Now, me, I am still seeking ideas. Because I want mine to be somewhat, if not completely, related to the notion of women’s online activities/geographies. The deadline for submitting proposals to Anna Piela is March 30th, so the sooner I get ideas, the better. Thanks in advance!

    • Metis says:

      Srenity, I think Pashtun women are inherently inclined to become leaders because they are strong willed, have great stamina and are stubborn (in a good way). How about you write about how MF can flourish amongst Pashtun women and how they can redefine women leadership? I would absolutely love to hear about Pashtun women!

    • Zuhura says:

      I would love to contribute something but I’m working on an article for work that is taking up all my time. And I’m coming up for tenure review soon so I can’t take on anything extra. Next time, Inshallah!

      • Metis says:

        Zuhura, you can republish something from your blog? You have some excellent articles that could get attention again like the one on the verse on wife beating. It’s up to you of course, but just an idea.

  4. Serenity says:

    Ohh, here’s one more.

    Diversity among feminists: basic differences among Muslim feminists online

    Or should I do that one? … Hmm… but I wanted/want my topic to have something to do with Pashtun women, too, so I could be contributing to two fields in one go. ~sighs~

  5. Becky says:

    I’m thinking of doing it on Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men, what do you guys think?

  6. Sumera says:

    I’ve yet to actually start writing! I keep reading articles though and idea’s for future articles are pouring into my head 🙂

  7. Lat says:

    I’ve note scouting right now and I’m very new for this sort of article.So I’ll try to make it before the deadline 🙂 But I must say it’s tough with plans for the holidays and all.

  8. Sara says:

    I’m thinking of maybe writing about how liberal feminism/western feminist scholarship has portrayed Muslim women (ie negatively), how they’ve managed to create a whole oriental discourse that is being reproduced by us Muslims, and how to deal with it.

  9. Serenity says:

    Dear Metis,
    I don’t think I’ll be able to participate after all ~cries bitterly~ I’ve got way, WAY too much more than I can handle right now, so … 😦

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