CONTEMPORARY WESTERN THOUGHT AND PAKISTANI WOMEN: CHALLENGES AND RESPONSE
Keywords:Pakistani Women, Feminist Thought, Society, , Gender, Empowerment
The gaps in compliance with Islamic principles enable contemporary western thoughts about women to constitute a unique threat to muslim societies like Pakistan. This study investigates the sociocultural milieu of Pakistani women, focusing on the factors that have allowed secular western thought to penetrate the minds of muslim women in the country. The research established that patriarchal Pakistani society hampers the practical application of Islamic teachings in women's rights, creating a space for western ideas to gain traction among Pakistan's muslim female population. The research identifies challenges in sociocultural and ideological/religious contexts posed by contemporary feminist thought. It offers recommendations to reign the desire for unchecked liberty and the quest for gender equality. Qualitative methodology with an analytical research approach has been used to examine the internal dynamics through available data about the sociocultural environment in Pakistani society juxtaposed contemporary western thought on women regarding Western authors concerning women for identifying the challenges.
Razzaq, Salma (2022) “Contemporary Western Thought and Pakistani Women: Challenges and Response” ISSRA Papers. 14: 50-60.