‘I am not oppressed’

“I am a proud Muslim-American woman, and I am tired. I am tired of being told that I am oppressed. That I have no voice. That I need to be liberated.

“I am tired, and I am speaking out for the rights of my and other fellow Muslim sisters to be able to dress and be how they wish to be.”

Laila Alawa rejects FEMEN’s claim that they are working for her liberation.

Huffington Post, 10 April 2013

See also Hajer Naili, “Femen’s Islam-bashing disregards Muslim feminism”, Women’s eNews, 10 April 2013

Update:  And Chitra Nagarajan, “Femen’s obsession with nudity feeds a racist colonial feminism”, Guardian, 11 April 2013