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Women RisingIn and Beyond the Arab Spring$
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Rita Stephan and Mounira M. Charrad

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479846641

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.001.0001

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From a Smear Campaign to the Kuwaiti Parliament

From a Smear Campaign to the Kuwaiti Parliament

My Resolve Persists Despite Rumors

(p.40) 3 From a Smear Campaign to the Kuwaiti Parliament
Women Rising

Aseel Alawadhi

, Samyah Alfoory
NYU Press

This chapter is a translated interview with Aseel Alawadhi, a former parliamentary member and a philosophy professor at Kuwait University, who was accused of opposing Islam and the veil during her 2009 race for the Kuwaiti Parliament. In this interview, Alawadhi defends her philosophical beliefs and asserts the focus of her political campaign on women’s representation in Kuwaiti politics.

Keywords:   Kuwaiti Parliament, veil, Aseel Alawadhi, philosophical beliefs, political campaign

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