Huda Shaarawi was one of the first Egyptian women who argued for women’s liberation, starting with education which would lead to full participation in the social and cultural reform and result in social usefulness and in legal and civic equality. A socialist feminist, Shaarawi promoted a successful program for social change not only from within the existing social and political order but also from within the framework of Islam and its value system. She came to be a speaking subject of feminist politics and a feminist living text for the women of her own generation. She was, and still is, a leader of feminist thought who stands as firmly as men do upon the ground of individual freedom and legal justice.
Quawas, Rula B.
“A Sea Captain in Her Own Right”: Navigating the Feminist Thought of Huda Shaarawi.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 8(1), 219-235.
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