Roqayah Chamseddine is a writer and researcher whose work focuses on issues related to class/poverty, housing rights, healthcare, and organizing.
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How Muslim Women Are Challenging Clerics After #MeToo
The urgency of this #MeToo moment, especially its potential disruption of normative social behavior toward women, has led to the challenging of inter-communal attitudes including those expressed by religious institutions. Congregants from diverse establishments of faith, including Christians and Jews, have come out in opposition of not only the repression of sexual abuse victims but against clerical power structures. Muslim women, who are often spoke of rather than to, are also using this moment to advocate on behalf of themselves and each other.