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Bina Shah

Escritora e jornalista paquistanesa

Bina Shah is a writer of English fiction and a journalist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She is a regular columnist for the Dawn and the Express Tribune, Pakistan’s major English-language newspapers, and has also contributed to international newspapers The Guardian, The Independent, and the International Herald Tribune and international journals Granta.com, Wasafiri and Critical Muslim. Her latest novel, A Season For Martyrs, was published in Nov. 2014 in the U.S.

Bina was born in Karachi, Pakistan and was raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Pakistan. She holds a degree in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a fellow of the University of Iowa, having participated in the International Writers Program in 2011. Her humorous writing, political satire, and clear-eyed view of social issues have earned her critical praise and a devoted following amongst Pakistanis all over the world.
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Não, o Islã não é inerentemente misógino. Eis o porquê

Ultimamente, as mulheres muçulmanas vêm reivindicando mais direitos, graças a um aumento gradual da educação e da alfabetização. Elas também respondem a uma demanda crescente por mulheres na força de trabalho, para fortalecer as economias de seus países. Desenvolvimento, direitos humanos e movimentos democráticos vindos do Ocidente às vezes tentam usar os direitos e o status das mulheres como uma régua para medir quão "oprimida" ou "livre" é uma sociedade.
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