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... try to break the stereotype that they are all dumb, oppressed
on 12 January 2016
It's awkward when Muslim ladies try to break the stereotype that they are all dumb, oppressed, unfashionable and uneducated. The only way for a Muslim woman break these preconceptions in an autobiography is to emphasize how intelligent, educated, attractive and stylish she is. Unfortunately I found this made slightly uncomfortable reading as the author wrote about how great she looked, and how interesting and clever she is. Her degree from Oxford was referred to frequently, along with her career in the city, her stylish clothes, extensive travels and (of course) good looks. Conversely she seemed to put up with appalling rudeness from would-be-suitors and would quite literally spend hours sitting in a cafe for a date to turn up (he was watching a cricket match). I was left with the impression that marriage was the aim of this lady's life and the 'interesting' things were there to fill the void until Mr. Right turned up.