Publish date19 Jan 2020 - 14:52
Story Code : 448534

US Muslim women skipping selective Women’s March

A number of Muslim women say the March is neither inclusive nor interested in moving beyond Muslims and women of color as tokens.
US Muslim women skipping selective Women’s March
Muslim women in the United States have increasingly skipped the Women’s March 2020 arguing that the annual event has grown ignorant of the religious minority and that the feminism and human rights of the movement remains quite selective of it target addressee, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
 
 
Asma Elhuni a loyal participant of the event since 2017 has made her criticism of the annual event saying the movement should seek liberation for all women if it is really in search of liberation for women.
 
The movement describes itself as a platform "created by women and for all people" with a mission to enable everyone to live safely and "free from structural impediments".  

A number of Muslim women say the March is neither inclusive nor interested in moving beyond Muslims and women of color as tokens.

However it is not just Muslim women who feel marginalized by the Women’s March.

According to a number of women representing minority groups attending the Women’s March the march did not represent their values.

Zainab Khan, a community organiser based in Atlanta, attending the event in 2017 for the first time had immediately found out the values of her community were not represented.

Observers say the lead-up to this year’s event has been a lot quieter than normal, which is a sign that all is not well within the movement. 

While the first edition of the March and its sister events drew millions across the country, observers aren’t predicting a similar turnout this year.
 
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