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The Victimization of the “Muslim Woman”: The Case of Amina Filali, Morocco

@article{Mesbahi2018TheVO,
  title={The Victimization of the “Muslim Woman”: The Case of Amina Filali, Morocco},
  author={Nima Mesbahi},
  journal={Journal of international women's studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={19},
  pages={49-59}
}
  • Nima Mesbahi
  • Published 2018
  • History
  • Journal of international women's studies
  • In 2012, Amina Filali, a young Moroccan teenager killed herself after a judge had ruled for her to marry her rapist. Drawing from the story of Amina, this paper will contextualize the event in its broader scope analyzing the international and national discourses surrounding the case, reminiscent of orientalist discourses that constantly portray the “Muslim woman” as a victim of Islam. Through a careful reading of the text of law, I will show that the clause 475 of the penal code is in fact a… CONTINUE READING

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