"The mobile Phone means a window to the world", a young veiled female student in Rabat told me. Without leaving her private room she can chat with people from all over the world, or just with a male friend in her neighbourhood. As a Muslim girl she is supposed to stay at home during the evening and to have a boyfriend. Through the mobile Phone the boundaries between public and private spaces have become blurred. In this lecture I elaborate how students deal with the new possiblities and challenges provided by social media regarding the gender relations.
7 May 2019
Mobile Phones and Gender Relations in Muslim Societies: two case studies in Rabat and Yogyakarta