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By Jan Feldman

non secular ladies in liberal democracies are "dual voters" due to their contrasting prestige as individuals of either a civic neighborhood (in which their gender has no effect on their constitutional warrantly of equivalent rights) and a standard non secular group (which distributes roles and tool in accordance with gender).

This e-book exhibits how these"dual citizens"-Orthodox Jewish girls in Israel, Muslim ladies in Kuwait, and ladies of either these faiths within the U.S.-have more and more deployed their civic citizenship rights in makes an attempt to reform and never spoil their religions. For them, neither "exit" nor acquiescence to standard spiritual gender norms is an choice. as a substitute, they use the narrative of civic citizenship mixed with a extra real, if replacement interpreting in their religion culture to enhance their status.

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