Debate Review: My public debate defending Islam from Feminist criticism

I pointed out to my opponent that it is not patronising to observe that women who need to look beautiful to feel good, has already made beauty the measure of goodness and self-worth. That’s my point, and her problem.
Please read, it’s brilliant!

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A review of the public Debate at the University of Dublin.

On tuesday (18th Feb 2014) I attended a sensitive debate at University College Dublin (UCD) on ‘This House Believes Islam Treats Women Right’.

This debate was co-hosted by the UCD Islamic Society and Law Society. The subject would cover Women’s Rights in Islam. My opponent, who would be arguing the case that ‘Islam doesn’t treat women right’, was Rebek’ah McKinney-Perry, the gender equality officer at the Student Union of University College Dublin. She identified herself as a strongly committed Feminist – yes, I know.

It was an interesting and lively debate, full of feminist mischaracterisation of Islam, cheap feminist emotional-rhetoric and inconsistencies! Debating Feminists turned out to be quite fun, especially when I turned the debate around, and instead of Islam being subject to judgement by Western criteria, I put Western ideology, society…

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