Tegen de wil achtergebleven / Left behind against their will

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  1. October 21, 2006

    […] One of the problems of multiculturalism is indeed that it privileges existing organizations that happen to be mostly dominated by (first generation) men. The main problem with Hirsi Ali’s essay in this, is that she puts the rights of women in Islam and the rights of the same women in Western society as being opposed to eachother. This is difficult to maintain. For example my colleague Edien Bartels has done research into the matter of women and children being left behind by their spouses and fathers in Turkey and Morocoo. This research clearly points out the differences in power between men and women that is also caused by the Dutch immigration legislation: […]

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