Feel free to agree or disagree when you’re done reading this. The title, you see, says it all. Happy learning, folks.
when the condition of colonised women was used to make colonised men primitive and, in short, confirm the basic idea that Muslim women were submissive and weak and that Muslim men were authoritarian and aggressive.
So what about how we see/imagine Muslim men? like Saudi/Gulf royals/riches (spoiled? princes), Pakistani ISI types or ‘rape/honor killing’ types, or even more controversial types.
Thing is these really difficult? types of Muslim males really don’t talk about who they are, how they think, why they do things they do etc - in details, with contexts. They don’t expose themselves to the world, also we don’t give them platforms, sorta.
That - that’s obscuring many big things. I think. Of course only these difficult types getting talking won’t be sufficient - we need other type of Muslim males really talking much more actively too.
[When I approach Islam - right now - I approach from Quran, sorta. But there are all kinds of living humans called ‘Muslim’. We need to represent people more as living human beings.]