“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.
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.