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Rabi'a has a powerful message for Muslim women, Christians and others.  Fight the patriarchy because it's not just patriarchy you fight, it is also white supremacy which is the umbrella under which it all falls, it is fighting racism, and misogyny most importantly.  Fight! Argue! Come out of the meek Muslimah mold, it doesn't serve you when you are fighting to be free.  We are not cute little girls in hijab, we are women who have normal lives and do normal things, objectification is a huge problem among non Muslims who want to make us like chia pets, or stuffed bears, "Oh you are so beautiful and modest" in hijab, playing into the tropes of ages of patriarchy that a woman is only beautiful if her beauty is muted and if she is contained.  Rabi'a believes that the fallacy of Salafi feminism needs to be challenged as you cannot be liberated while sitting behind men, you cannot be liberated wearing objects of oppression.  Do black folks walk around wearing a noose? Neither should any Muslim woman wear niqab, as it serves no purpose and is emblematic of women without a face.  Religion doesn't have to be a burden, and it's understood that some more difficult issues we face in Islam is cultural, but it's identifying and labeling these things properly that will help us.  We must encourage younger Muslim women to move outside that paradigm and to move into progressive feminism, not as defined by a white majority, but as we define ourselves as women who live in the 21st century in a Western society.  We must also be mindful of those people we need to bring with us such as white women, activist, social justice organizations, and most especially Muslim men, who are as trapped and lost as the rest of us.  They need a guide and support out of patriarchy.
Rabi'a has a powerful message for Muslim women, Christians and others.  Fight the patriarchy because it's not just patriarchy you fight, it is also white supremacy which is the umbrella under which it all falls, it is fighting racism, and misogyny most importantly.  Fight! Argue! Come out of the meek Muslimah mold, it doesn't serve you when you are fighting to be free.  We are not cute little girls in hijab, we are women who have normal lives and do normal things, objectification is a huge problem among non Muslims who want to make us like chia pets, or stuffed bears, "Oh you are so beautiful and modest" in hijab, playing into the tropes of ages of patriarchy that a woman is only beautiful if her beauty is muted and if she is contained.  Rabi'a believes that the fallacy of Salafi feminism needs to be challenged as you cannot be liberated while sitting behind men, you cannot be liberated wearing objects of oppression.  Do black folks walk around wearing a noose? Neither should any Muslim woman wear niqab, as it serves no purpose and is emblematic of women without a face.  Religion doesn't have to be a burden, and it's understood that some more difficult issues we face in Islam is cultural, but it's identifying and labeling these things properly that will help us.  We must encourage younger Muslim women to move outside that paradigm and to move into progressive feminism, not as defined by a white majority, but as we define ourselves as women who live in the 21st century in a Western society.  We must also be mindful of those people we need to bring with us such as white women, activist, social justice organizations, and most especially Muslim men, who are as trapped and lost as the rest of us.  They need a guide and support out of patriarchy.

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