Body Evidence: Intimate Violence Against South Asian Women by Shamita Das Dasgupta, Sharmila Rudrappa, Bandana

By Shamita Das Dasgupta, Sharmila Rudrappa, Bandana Purkayastha, Professor Anitha Venkataramain-Kothari, Professor Ruksana Ayyub, Professor Bidya Ranjeet, Professor Sandeep Hunjan, Professor Shelagh Towson, Professor Maunica Sthanki, Professor Diya Kallivaya

Whilst South Asians immigrated to the U.S. in nice numbers within the Seventies, they have been passionately pushed to accomplish fiscal balance and socialize the following iteration to preserve the traditions of their domestic tradition. in the course of those years, the immigrant group went to nice lengths to undertaking an impeccable public photo by way of denying the life of social difficulties resembling family violence, sexual attack, baby sexual abuse, psychological sickness, racism, and intergenerational clash. It used to be now not until eventually lately that activist teams have labored to convey those matters out into the open.In physique proof, greater than twenty students and public wellbeing and fitness pros discover the original demanding situations confronted through sufferers of violence in intimate areas . . . inside of households, groups and depended on relationships in South Asian American groups. issues contain cultural obsession with women's chastity and virginity; the ongoing silence surrounding intimate violence between girls who determine themselves as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; the effects of refusing marriage proposals or failing to fulfill dowry calls for; and, finally, the ways that the us courts frequently confuse and exacerbate the plights of those girls.

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An employee of an Office Depot store, the girl was placed on administrative leave for showing up at work in a headscarf. Numerous Muslim organizations rallied to this young woman’s support and helped her to win the legal battle and be reinstated in her job (Council on American Islamic Relations ). One wonders if these organizations would similarly rally on behalf of a woman who is battered or abused by her spouse. The Role of Family of Origin in Muslim Women’s Lives South Asian Muslim women who have experienced violence in their marriages tend to idealize their families of origin in general and their fathers in particular.

Today, in Muslim religious centers across America, debates continue on the need to protect women and girls from the environment around them. In addition, the community is rife with discussions about the status of women as less than men, and the limited roles women are expected to embrace to keep the family their first priority. However, the concept of feminism is not unknown in Islamic communities. Islamic feminism is defined as a form of feminism that is appropriate for Muslim women. Islamic feminism refers to demanding certain rights, such as the right to work, within the confines of the family and the community (Fernea ).

The Prophet’s life is a living example of these humane principles toward men and women. He treated all people, men and women, friends and enemies, alike, with dignity and respect. He encouraged both men and women to be educated. His message of increasing self-awareness and growth was directed toward both genders. Women took full benefit of the message of Islam to come out of ignorance and subjugation and to assume important roles in their communities. Islamic history is full of examples of strong women in leadership roles.

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