Public discussion and media emphasis since 9/11 (2001), switching racial discourse from diverse racial signifiers to Islam, has been found to bear down heavily upon Muslim women. This essay will examine the use of women and the female body in Islamophobia as it is evidenced primarily in Ireland, critically analysing it through the framework of Said’s Orientalism, the Racial State of Goldberg, and Yuval-Davis’ thesis of women as the reproducers of the nation.
In spite of the timely arrival of Storm Rachel I was having a wonderful day. The fuse box for my electric shower got repaired, there were the makings in the fridge of a delicious chicken and sweetcorn soup, and I was meeting someone wonderful for Fika down on the Liffey. On my Twitter feed, to … Continue reading Such a Depressing Realisation