In this final part of the International Women’s Day project, I want to share five ExMuslim women’s writings who wrote open-ended pieces.
Question: What are the privileges you DO have as an Exmuslim woman that you did not have as a Muslim woman?
Question: What are the privileges you do NOT have as an Exmuslim woman that you did have as a Muslim woman? (e.g. speaking openly about your beliefs, etc.)
Question: What do you wish women who have never been Muslim would understand about your experiences of being Exmuslim?
Question: What do you wish you could tell your former Muslim self?
Question: What are some parts of Islam (scripture or practices) that made you feel inferior as a woman?
Question: What do you know now about your self worth or self image as a woman that you didn’t know when you followed/believed in Islam?
To mark today’s International Women’s Day, I have invited ExMuslim women, from EXMNA and everywhere, to tell their own stories in their own voices. For too long, women from Muslim backgrounds who no longer follow Islam and related cultural norms have remained silent. Sometimes they are kept silent by force. …
Last week, the row over gender segregation in UK universities blew up and became a national story with international interest. You can read the details about what transpired there on the website of the London School of Economics Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society. I also recommend the videos on Channel …