Response to Sultana’s Dream

“You need not be afraid of coming across a man here. This is Ladyland, free from sin and harm. Virtue herself reigns here” (Hossain 8).

I chose this passage from Sultana’s Dream because of how much this one line suggests about the male population. The sentence is stating that this society is a female utopia and is “free from sin and harm” which strongly suggests that men are responsible for violence, fear, crime and sins. ¬†According to this feminist ideology, as long as men continue to place themselves as the dominant gender, the world can never be peaceful and problem-free.

 

Source:

Hossain, Rokeya Sakhawat.¬†Sultana’s Dream: A Feminist Utopia and Selections from The Secluded Ones. Ed. Roushan Jahan. Comp. Hanna Papanek. New York: The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1988. Print.

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