The MDI (London) debate “Do Women need Feminism?” is almost upon us, and I’d like to share an interesting video prior to that, to get people’s thoughts going. An American woman, who studies ‘gender studies’, sociology and anthropology, and whose work has been adopted by many American universities as educational material for their students, has published a video laying down a devastating critique of Feminism. Intriguingly she discusses a socio-economic analysis of the effects of Feminism in the West, and demonstrates how it is a contributing factor exacerbating the collapse of Western civilisation.
For those (thankfully few) ‘Muslims’ who think the Sharia is outdated, and that Muslims need to adopt Feminism to solve the problems faced by Women in Muslim societies, this is a video I invite you to watch. The woman is not a Muslim, yet it is interesting how the solutions she believes are required, fit the social organisation posited by the classical Sharia.
So instead of imitating and borrowing defunct Western ideas like Feminism, it is time for Muslims to liberate our minds from intellectual colonialism, and join the campaign for the full re-establishment of Sharia in the Muslim world that will secure and mandate the rights and responsibilities of both women and men. Let women not be slaves to men, or men to women, but let us return to being slaves to our Creator. In Him (swt) will we find true justice and equity.