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Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving Analysis

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Feminism can be described as a movement that fights for men and women to have the same resources and opportunities. Colonial feminism is a movement that also fights for men and women’s equality but mostly focuses on some certain areas. In the article “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?” by Lila Abu-Lughod, she explained “This was a selective concern about the plight of Egyptian women that focused on the veil as a sign of oppression but gave no support to women’s education.” There are plenty of examples of changes to local custom promoted by the colonial administration. One example is when Hitler came to power, he blamed the Jews for the mishaps in Germany and he ordered for them to be sent to concentration camps to be killed. Another example is when the Europeans first came to America, they wanted the land and everything that came with it so they forced the Native Americans out.…show more content…
Laura Bush and other U.S. officials wanted to justify our doings by saying that one of the reason we bombarded Afghanistan was also to liberate the women in Afghanistan from the Taliban. Laura Bush mentioned that because of the U.S. involvement, Afghan women are more free than ever: “Because of our recent military gains in much of Afghanistan, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes. They can listen to music and teach their daughters without fear of punishment… The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.” Before the 9/11 attacks, the United States did not care much about the Afghan women. However, after the attacks, the U.S. wanted to get revenge from the terrorists so we attacked Afghanistan. In doing so, our U.S. officials justified our attacks to Afghanistan by claiming that we did it to help the Afghan
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