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Velvet JihadMuslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism$
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Faegheh Shirazi

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033549

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001

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Gender Preference

Gender Preference

An Islamic View

(p.156) Five Gender Preference
Velvet Jihad

Faegheh Shirazi

University Press of Florida

Female sexuality is often seen through a narrow-minded perspective because of Islam's patriarchal structure. The notion that women would be engaged in securing relationships with other women has been rejected since the Qur'an does not state anything about such activities. Those who advocate patriarchy view this issue as something that is not worthy of serious consideration. This may, in no small part, be attributed to female physiology since there is no anatomical way that a woman may be able to penetrate another women. Muslim men have fostered a relatively limited conception of sexuality across history since this is conventionally perceived as an act of copulation regardless of “pleasure.” Although this male egocentrism is still prevalent, modern Islamic societies foster varied attitudes towards lesbian behavior.

Keywords:   Qur'an, female sexuality, female physiology, lesbian behavior, male egocentrism, pleasure, copulation

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