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Does a Muslim woman have the right to call herself a feminist? With all the inequality and misogyny apparently in Muslim communities, how can these two views find a happy medium?

These are the questions I was again forced to confront after listening to a radio interview last month with Zara Muhammed, the newly elected Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain, on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

I love BBC Woman's Hour.

It's not always fashionable to admit, but in the pre-internet days of my youth, the Radio 4 programme provided me a small window into a wider world. It reached beyond my own experience, and it taught me about female pioneers, trendsetters and leaders.

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