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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445

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The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam

minjiwe, February 15, 2007

I just finished reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book yesterday. Whew! That was quite a book! I found the book to be very informative and I learned a lot about the day-to-day life of Muslim women. I enjoyed the book if one can say they enjoyed reading about the abuse of women.

I found it interesting that from an early age Ms. Ali vigorously questioned the place of women in Islam. I feel that most of the time, if we are inculcated in a particular religious indoctrination, we don't question it so intensly. I also found it interesting that she, her brother and sister seemed to be so completely out of control! My goodness, they gave thier mother a hard way to go.

While I was reading the book I vacilated between thinking she could not be that ignorant of the consequences of her words; to she just did not care about the consequences. In a free society we should be able to safely voice our opinins - even if those opinins are offensive to others. And, in a free society we need to understand that our freedom ends when/if it affects another person; particularly if it causes the loss of life.

Still, I found the book to be a very good read and I would recommend it anyone.
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