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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Q&A with Ophelia Benson

The co-author of the new book Does God Hate Women? discusses patriarchy, the burka and capitalism in the New Statesman.

'What inspired you to write your new book Does God Hate Women?

My co-author, Jeremy Stangroom! It was his idea. More broadly though, I've been following women's rights issues at Butterflies and Wheels for about six years, and I've published many articles by women who are right at the coal face on issues of religion (Maryam Namazie, Azar Majedi, Homa Arjomand, and Gina Khan to name a few). It interests both of us strongly, and once Jeremy thought of it it seemed inevitable...'

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