Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2015




What all Americans should know about women in the Muslim world is that Muslim women are increasingly prohibited through legal measures to choose for themselves whether or not to veil, which reduces their agency and perpetuates the harmful idea that all Muslim women need saving.This paper takes a look at political and legislative interventions on veiling in several countries.


This paper was written for Professor Amy Evrard's course, ANTH 218: Islam and Women, Spring 2015.

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