Beaumaris Books


Beaumaris Books

In association with Melbourne University Press

Proudly presents an evening with highly respected author, lecturer & researcher


to coincide with the release of her new book



When : Tuesday 23rd May 2017, 7.30pm
Where: TRUE SOUTH 298 Beach Road Black Rock
Cost: Book & ticket together for just $50
Also includes admission & finger food. Beverages at bar prices. *Only at time of ticket purchase **Phone credit card bookings accepted**
Phone: 9589 4638
Bookings Essential

‘Fighting Hislam is an insider’s story of the fight against sexism by twenty-three Muslim women. Carland provides a compelling alternative to Western clichés of Muslim women as either oppressed or lascivious members of the harem. Sexism is, she argues, challenged by Muslim women from classic Islamic teachings, making the case that feminism and Islam can be complementary.’ GILLIAN TRIGGS


The Muslim community that is portrayed to the West is a misogynist’s playground; within the Muslim community, feminism is often regarded with sneering hostility.
Yet between those two views there is a group of Muslim women many do not believe exists: a diverse bunch who fight
sexism from within, as committed to the fight as they are to their faith. Hemmed in by Islamophobia and sexism, they fight against sexism with their minds, words and bodies. Often, their biggest weapon is their religion.
Here, Carland talks with Muslim women about how they are making a stand for their sex, while holding fast to their faith.
At a time when the media trumpets scandalous revelations about life for women from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia, Muslim women are always spoken about and over, never with. In Fighting Hislam, that ends.

SUSAN CARLAND is a lecturer and researcher at Monash University’s National Centre for Australian Studies. She has been listed as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and as a ‘Muslim Leader of Tomorrow’ by the UN Alliance of Civilizations. She was a co-creator and presenter of the ground-breaking television show Salam Cafe, and is an ambassador for Possible Dreams International.

Written by Andrew Martin — May 05, 2017