A Background to the Feminist Movement in Egypt
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Keywords

Feminist movement
Feminism
Egypt

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Hoodfar, H. (1). A Background to the Feminist Movement in Egypt. Al-Raida Journal, 11-13. Retrieved from http://www.alraidajournal.com/index.php/ALRJ/article/view/1082

Abstract

The discussion of feminist movements in the so-called "Third World" often explicitly or implicitly assumes that such movements are not indigenous, but rather merely recent imitations of the West. This mistaken view is then echoed by third world conservatives with the intention of discrediting local women's movements. In fact, feminism has not been imposed on the Third World by the West, nor is it so new.

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