On International Women's Day, an exploration of notions of womanhood through the great lyrical voices of Rilke, Whitman, and de Chardin in remembrance of the writer's mother.
Is there such a thing as the Muslim world? Is the "veil" a sign of submission or courage? Is our Western concern about women in Islam really a concern for the well-being of women? Our guest, Egyptian-American Leila Ahmed, challenges current thought on these and other questions.