This is the open letter to FEMEN from April Reilly which was published yesterday, and the publishers were so kind to gave me permission to crosspost it. For more informations you can join their presence „Muslim women against FEMEN„.
For my german readers i still can recommend the Podcast of the public discussion between FEMEN Germany and the project e*vibes, who wrote an open letter to FEMEN a couple of weeks ago too: Here we go.
We understand that it’s really hard for a
lot of you white colonial “feminists” to believe, but- SHOCKER! – Muslim women and women of colour can come with their own autonomy, and fight back as well! And speak out for themselves! Who knew?
We are proud Muslimahs, and we’re sick of your colonial, racist rubbish disguised as “women’s liberation”!
BECAUSE we are fed-up and tired of hearing from women of privilege perpetuating the stereotype that Muslim women, women of colour and women from the Global South are submissive, helpless and in need of western “progress”.
BECAUSE it is these kinds of colonial attitudes that commit more harm than good, so stop trying to kid us. Weiterlesen