Women and the Koran
One of the greatest civilizations of all time was founded with Islam. In recent years, however, Islamic fundamentalism, the violent political movement has had as its objective the reinstallment of Islamic states in Muslim countries. It has imposed its strict interpretation of Islam on women, who have become their first victims.
In Le coran et les femmes, Juliette Minces questions whether this control over women is the product of tradition and history or if it is indeed revealed in the sacred text. Minces also takes a close look at the verses of the Koran, retracing their historical context, and shows that what was innovative in seventh century Arabia is now an anachronism and a constraint.
Juliette Minces :