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An outreach manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations debunked myths about Muslim women Nov. 19 and railed against the idea that all women within the culture are oppressed.
“There have been so many people who have spent so much time defining who we are — speaking for us without allowing us to speak for ourselves,” Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry said.
“But more Muslim women are challenging the status quo. We’re reframing the narrative that boxes Muslim women in this very black and white, one-dimensional or two-dimensional dichotomy.”