Unformatted text preview: not drive their predecessors. On the other hand, the neotraditionalist discourse is quite different in that the writers had in mind the current discussions of gender and equality. Issues handled in this discourse, women's education, divorce laws, women's employment, and other themes revolving around women. Unlike the traditional genre, this genre is sometimes written by women for women. The main characteristics of this genre are that they hold on gender balance. They argue for complementarity instead of equality. The modernist genre began the early 1960s when questions were raising from complementarity. Mehrangiz Kar and Sayyid Muhsin are the famous feminists of the ages. They had many theories supporting their ideas. They said that even though Islam did not promote gender equality, Islam was meant to maintain gender equality. This genre that led to gender equality...
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- Fall '08