” The Western man declares that in order to be beautiful, a woman must look 14 years old. If she dares to look 50, or worse, 60, she is beyond the pale. By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility. “


” There, they tell me to wear the veil. Here, they are telling me to put my hips in a little girl’s skirt, and I am this lovely full woman. You’ve got this Ph.D. and you’re worrying, ‘Am I skinny enough? “


” The woman with dark hair, wide hips, and a few extra pounds has always been the essence of beauty in Morocco. “


” In Morocco, for a woman to earn her own living is the essential concern. “


” Growing up, I was taught that a woman should lower her gaze so that men could never know her thoughts. The so-called modesty of Arab women is, in fact, a war tactic. “



All 5 Fatema Mernissi Quotes about Woman in picture


The Western man declares that in order to be beautiful, a woman must look 14 years old. If she dares to look 50, or worse, 60, she is beyond the pale. By putting the spotlight on the female child and framing her as the ideal of beauty, he condemns the mature woman to invisibility.
There, they tell me to wear the veil. Here, they are telling me to put my hips in a little girl
The woman with dark hair, wide hips, and a few extra pounds has always been the essence of beauty in Morocco.
In Morocco, for a woman to earn her own living is the essential concern.
Growing up, I was taught that a woman should lower her gaze so that men could never know her thoughts. The so-called modesty of Arab women is, in fact, a war tactic.

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