Saturday, June 22, 2024

Topic: Sexualization

Roots of Islamophobic sexualization of Muslim women and men

It would be naïve to view the Sulli Deals or similar objectification of the “Other” women merely from a gender lens. A historical analysis that puts into perspective the sexualisation of racism will help us to interconnect multiple different incidents like claims of love jihad, population jihad, hyper-masculine jingoism, metaphorising of women as the nation, sexualisation of both Muslim women and men that currently seem to be distinct and unrelated.