Title

In the shadows of the twin towers: Muslim immigrant women's voices emerge

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

9-1-2004

Abstract

The senseless attacks of September 11 left marks of sadness on us all. In a focus group, seven young women immigrants of the Muslim faith shared incidents and reflections on the special effects the attacks left on them. Their discussions shed light on important issues and dynamics in their lives, counteracting stereotypes of them as passive or uneducated. In addition, sources of stress, primarily from discrimination and media stereotyping, were discussed. From their insights, the authors offer recommendations to help feminists raise awareness about, and acculturate to, these women in their quest to achieve without losing their culture. © 2004 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Volume

51

Issue

5-6

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