Violence is not our culture


The network Violence Is Not Our Culture has protested across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe to demand that violence against women not be tolerated in the name of cultural relativism. A founder of the network is Algerian sociologist Marieme Helie Lucas. In an interview conducted by Iranian exiled feminist leader Maryam Namazie, Helie Lucas presents a provocative view of the controversy over the face-veil “ban” in France—an issue which has paradoxically seen Western progressives making common cause with Muslim conservatives, and Western conservatives purporting to act in the name of feminism. 

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