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Hastings Women’s Law Journal: American Muslim Women- Who We Are and What We Demand From Feminist Jurisprudence

June 4, 2020

O’Melveny associate Mehwish Shaukat authored this piece on the need for a shift in the way feminist jurisprudence views American Muslim women.

“It is time for feminist jurisprudence to recognize American Muslim women (AMW) as a distinct and agentic group. For too long, feminist discourse has victimized and objectified Muslim women,” Shaukat wrote. “I invite the leading scholars of feminist jurisprudence to closely examine their own scholarship, and to discard orientalist constructions of AMW in exchange for first-person narratives.”

Access the full article here.