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Scholars Day: April 6, 2011

Two Great Feminists, One Under-Appreciated Voice

Egyptian women were at the forefront of Arab women’s activism in the early and mid-twentieth century. Bahithat al-Badiyya was a key figure in the Egyptian women’s movement who strongly influenced the more famous Huda Shaarawi. However, she is not well known among feminists in the West, because she died young, left few writings of her own, and saw no inherent contradiction between women’s activism and Islam.

Presenter: Shannon O'Toole (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: History
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 10 am (Session I)
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