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Women's Rights: Male Advocacy: Overview
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The nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The Woman Question early on became a key component of state actors' attempts to mobilize all available resources to fend off encroachment by European powers looking to colonize or simply render usable (to them) the geostrategic assets of the Middle East, North Africa, and other traditionally Muslim territories. Beginning in the early nineteen…

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Frierson, Elizabeth, “Women's Rights: Male Advocacy: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0151>
First published online: 2009

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