I’m planning on teaching a Gender and Islam course this Fall, and as I collect readings, I realize popular and scholarly sources are ALWAYS producing work on gender-and-Islam.
Fascinating that, to Muslims and non-Muslims, gender is usually the primary shaping factor of religious identity, and the most salient Issue.
So my reading list grows, and grows, and grows. Works on spirituality, service, creed, etc? Much less so. So when people say they are “just human” and not feminist, or they don’t see gender, I tend to giggle inwardly. Let’s accept our general fixation and examine it, instead of pretending it’s not there. GENDER SEX GENDER SEX GENDER …