A. Topic sentence: Muslims women in Islamic Societies are not oppressed contrary to the popular belief of Western Americans that they are……
II. First main point: Why do Americans feel Muslims women are oppressed?
A. Support: Coverings, veils, scarves hijab or khimar, niqab.
B. Support: Media negative portrayal of Muslim women/ empirical sources. Interview
C. Support: Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
III. Second main point: Why Muslim women are not oppressed.
A. Support; Education /Employment
B. Support: Veiling as freedom of choice. Empirical sources. Interview.
C. Support: Political participation.
IV. Third main point: History of women in Islamic Society
A. Support: Religion
B. Support: Q’ uran
C. Support: Tradition vs. Culture
V. Conclusion: I focus on Addressing the misrepresentation and misconception in Islam concerning women.
A. Summarize my three main points.
B. Restate my topic.
C. I will revisit introduction or tie all ideas together.
Ahmed, Akbar S., and Lawrence Rosen. Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society.