Teaser Tuesday: Muslim Women Reformers by Ida Lichter
Time once again for a Teaser Tuesday post and this week I have an excellent book. Ida Lichter, a psychiatrist based in Sydney Australia has researched and written an extraordinary book about Muslim women all over the world who are working to advance women’s rights and reform repressive laws. It often seems to me that here in the United States we learn very little about Muslims in our main stream media, so I am always on the look-out for well written books that bring home the realities of life in other parts of the world. Dr. Lichter’s book certainly qualifies and I am looking forward to reading it. Here then are the Teaser Tuesday rules, which I’ve lifted from Puss Reboots:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“Most Muslims, male or female, are reluctant to challenge the pronouncements of the mullahs, because the feel they don’t have sufficient knowledge and risk being accused of straying from, or betraying, their faith.”
“A model progressive Muslim country cannot show the world that it makes laws that discriminate against women and that [it] allows its religious authorities to snatch away the body of a dead man from his grieving Hindu widow.”
Both of these quotes are from page 245 of Muslim Women Reformers. If these quotes have piqued your interest, as always you can click on the book cover to get a copy from your local library or Buy Now $18.47 from Amazon.