Are Brothels and Bikinis Signs of Progress for Arab Women?

Janice G. Raymond March 8, 2011 USA

How the western media uses brothels to gauge social freedoms.

Islamists do not own the protest against brothels. The media portrayal of resistance to brothels as solely the provenance of religiously conservative and intolerant zealots not only omits but also distorts the democratic movement of feminists in Muslim countries. Muslim feminists work to gain rights that truly protect women and offer them a better future, including the freedom from sexual exploitation.  

Published in the Christian Science Monitor.

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