In April 2019 we held an 'unconference' to collectively explore how the #MeToo movement impacts Muslim women across the Atlantic
- How can an intersectional lens establish the unique and specific challenges that Muslim women face within a Western context as part of the #MeToo movement?
- What are the religious justifications used to hinder the progress of #MeToo as a movement?
- How is #MeToo hijacked and coopted within a Western political context toward a neoliberal agenda that ultimately harms communities of colour?
- What parallels and differences are there in the way British and US Muslim communities have experienced #MeToo?
Saba Fatima is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has published on issues of social and political significance to Muslims in the West in Social Theory and Practice, Hypatia, Social Philosophy Today, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs and Journal of Islamic Philosophy. Her research interests include non-ideal theory; social and political within prescriptive Islam; Muslim issues within a framework of feminist & race theory, and more recently, medical ethics. You can learn more about her work here: https://sites.google.com/view/sabafatimaphd/home
Amina Hatia and Sobia Razzaq from Still I Rise. Still I Rise is a group for women who want to build a fairer world for all, who want to integrate mind, body, spirit, soul and heart and transmit that feminine wisdom, presence and energy into our communities so we are respected, valued and heard and no longer dismissed. We are unashamedly feminist and want to work on reducing intersectional discrimination that women face on a daily basis. We want to create an alternative forum where women are at the centre and no longer need to explain to patriarchy why we want our own spaces. We just do. https://www.facebook.com/groups/stillirise99