Homa Hoodfar

For well a decade and a half, I’ve been teaching Homa Hoodfar’s work.  Her amazing article on Muslim women’s veiling is a model of complexity and nuance, really delving into the many and varied attitudes women take to veiling, and shattering the myths of a monolithic oppressive Islam.  I know from conversations with my feminism students that this has been a revelation to them, forever changing the way that they think about Islam and women– many had previously been inclined to condemn Islam as misogynistic.

Hoodfar, who has done so much to deepen non-Muslims’ understanding of the complexities of Islam and gender, is now imprisoned in Iran.  Please sign the petition to free her.  You can read more here.