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Unformatted text preview: to warn us from reducing Muslim women to their headcovering clothing; rather, we should learn to appreciate the differences in cultures and beliefs. It is highly obtrusive to push our Western beliefs and styles upon Muslim women. Their dress is “guided by socially shared standards, religious beliefs, and moral ideals” just as American dress is culturally and socially influenced (530). Abu-Lughod stresses that we must be accepting of the possibility of difference between our cultures before we try to help anyone. Also, we must be careful about using the term “save” because it implies a superiority of the Western world....
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course WM ST 20 taught by Professor Boris during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08