International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Religious Feminism in the West – Some Basic Observations
Mohammed Salem Alshighaybi

This paper observes the main aspects of the debate between religious feminism and secularism in the western academic sphere. It assesses the current arguments related to the relationship between secular feminism and religious feminism. This area of academia has been subject to increased interest in recent years, and a number of important publications have offered insights into the specifics of this matter. It touches on elements that helped with the identification of a number of contradictory movements in regard to the relationship between women, the practice of religion, and the social dynamics of the West. One of the main objectives of this paper is to explore questions about the relationship between religion and feminism, particularly from a Western-centric perspective.

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