August 11, 2005
Emory Law School: Islamic Family Law Resource
Currently reading Women's Rights & Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform, based on a series of studies conducted by Emory Law School.
The book presents case studies of Muslim societies in Egypt, the West Bank & Gaza and the United States. It also includes a general survey of domestic violence in the Middle East. This study is particularly interesting to me because it attempts to describe the interaction between shari'a, social attitudes and state law in the region. I may write something about it later, but for now I offer this useful link to Emory's Islamic Family Law website.
Note that the data is current as of 2002 and may not include more recent legal reforms/reviews in countries like Morocco (I'm smirking at you, Lounsbury).
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Ooo, he appointed women ministers.... So exicited, big step.
Fucking idiot feminists.
To expand, the site annoyed me immensely, but especially the foolish crowing about women ministers being appointed. Bloody window dressing to make western liberals happy and reward the insular elite.
Has fuck all to do with real progress.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 12, 2005 06:02 AM
Indeed, but what can you expect from M6's mouthpiece? I'd hate to be a poor rural woman there.
BTW, the domestic violence study I'm reading is available on the Emory site under "Thematic Studies"
Posted by: eerie at August 12, 2005 11:58 AM
Anything that contains phrases such as "Domestic violence is a global phenomenon, and the seriousness of this problem cannot be overstated. According to feminist geographer Joni Seager, it is reported as �common� in almost all countries. I distrust.
She starts with a factual inaccuracy I may add, the Casa anti reform march was something like twice as large as the pro reform march. I guess that is "comprable."
Frankly given the corruption in the police system here, I am not a huge fan of throwing domestic disputes into an already inadequate legal system. Nivanna idealised analysis.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 12, 2005 12:11 PM
Filter out the feminist stuff, shari'a discussion is useful, esp in discussing values and social norms (e.g. being "equal" vs. being "complementary"). I think there are policy recommendations in the end, but haven't read that far. If anything, one realizes that simply pressing for criminalization of domestic violence (as was done in the West) will only result in more unenforceable laws.
Posted by: eerie at August 12, 2005 01:52 PM
Fucking idiot feminists.
Cursing is acceptable, but redundancy is not.
Posted by: matthew hogan at August 12, 2005 06:16 PM
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 15, 2005 01:05 PM
could you please define the terms "real", "progress", and "real progress"?
that'd be very nice.
Posted by: raf* at August 16, 2005 04:58 PM
Real progress is quite simply improved socio-economic conditions across a broad wedge of society, not the appointment of yet more rich Fassi elite sluts with the latest French fashions and the usual posturing for the gullible morons overseas.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 17, 2005 05:14 AM
thanks. i'm a bit allergic to "jargon" ... and wanted to check if you've fallen for "modernization theory".
i meant no harm.
Posted by: raf* at August 17, 2005 05:46 AM
No harm felt, I have a rough mode of expression in general. In any event, I am a private sector type, no idea what modernisation theory is.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 17, 2005 06:38 AM
"modernization theory" is what most of you private sector types still believe in ...
my deep distrust of private sector type's understanding of the non-western world is only surpassed by my loathing of the shenanigans that large int'l organizations are committing.
i happen to be in agreement with your general attitude here on "aqoul".
Posted by: raf* at August 17, 2005 07:28 AM
Why that's news to me. Perhaps you can enlighten me on what we "still" believe in. Then I can comment on whether I think you have a point.
As for private sector types understanding of the non-Western world, well, as in anything that rather depends on the particular person.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at August 17, 2005 07:53 AM