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Nastiness Diagnosis. Anthropology. Religion. Gender. Justice. A Personal Notepad For the General Public.

Quick Note on Polygamy

…in the crucible of history the veil, widely viewed as the emblem of Islamic patriarchy and oppression, had come now to signal a call for gender justice… Leila Ahmed (2011:211 )

Polygamy is seen as better than the West’s prostitution and mistresses, and early marriage as better than Western-style promiscuity. (Nikki Keddie 1991:18)

Many Indonesian women have passionately opposed polygamy…it is the one issue that has aroused the greatest depth of feeling among the largest number of Indonesian women” (2004:111)


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This entry was posted on March 31, 2014 by in 【Indonesia-ish & SEAsia】, 【Performing Gender Logs】 and tagged .
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