Encountering Feminism: Freeing Borders in a Conservative Society
What made Feminism the core of my academic and spiritual journey was the multiple questions that yearned for answers. I craved to feel the warmth of echoes created by various women with their tales. I needed assurance that women were not left powerless, and that they did have a silenced voice suppressed somehow, and somewhere, which was emerging gradually in time with a sense of pride and achievement. Above all, I wanted to know if that was all there was for me? I asked myself: As an Arab woman, is yielding to the norms and laws of a patriarchal society that suppressed my individuality the only path I could follow? This paper stems from an experience in the doctoral program at the University of Jordan when studying a Feminism course in the fall of 2012, when I was first introduced to the role of media in shaping women’s voices in various contexts.
AlTaher, Bassmah B.
"Encountering Feminism: Freeing Borders in a Conservative Society,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 22:
1, Article 30.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss1/30