Female subordination in the Arab-Israeli community: The adolescent perspective of "social veil"

Tamar Rapoport*, Edna Lomski-Feder, Mohammed Masalha

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Abstract

Our research studied the gender-specific perceptions of Arab-Israeli adolescents regarding issues that determine female subordination (e.g., inheritance rights, freedom of movement, and female chastity). The main finding shows that young females oppose the imposition of social constraints upon women significantly more than their male counterparts, while both sexes are in agreement regarding the issues they conceive more or less traditionally; both express the strong conservative attitudes regarding the Islamic code of protecting female honor and chastity. The findings imply that, while females do not oppose the preservation of the cultural code that underlies their subordinate position, they ascribe to it more lenient normative implications.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)255-269
Number of pages15
JournalSex Roles
Volume20
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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