Gods Deconstructed

Beliefs and their objects, dismantled.

Women in Islam

Primitive as it may sound, fear is used to control women in the fastest growing religion in the world. Although some enlightened Islamic scholars teach that men and women were created equal, all too often Muslims are instructed to believe that women are mere receptacles for the seed only men receive from Allah. Many Muslims are also taught that women cannot exist by themselves but must be owned by a man, first by their fathers and later by their husbands.

As Muslims are required to use birth as a form of warfare, to ensure the world is eventually populated by Muslims, women are expected to be pregnant for the majority of their reproductive lives. A woman’s life in Islam is still too often a life of drudgery and danger, with many women succumbing to death during childbirth.

Young women who see the freedom women in the West enjoy and want it for themselves are in particular danger. Women who disobey the man who owns them are often considered to have left Islam, to have become apostates. A true Muslim is considered to have a duty to kill all apostates, hence the many reports of young women disappearing or being murdered by their families. I can feel nothing but sympathy for a woman who chooses obedience over death.

In a few Islamic states, women do have a better life now but it has been a hard and costly fight to gain the rights and respect they deserve.

An introduction to the role of women in Islam can be found at http://www.islamswomen.com/.

Advertisements

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Cancer Research UK - Science blog

The latest news, views and opinions from Cancer Research UK

WOW Petition Campaign

Site of the Resistance to the War on Welfare

The Hardest Hit

Fighting cuts to support for disabled people

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

No Country for Women

Humanism, Secularism, Feminism

Shit You Didn't Know About Biology

Unrepentantly celebratory insights into life on Earth's under-appreciated, under-acknowledged, and utterly amazing stories

Cell to Self

A Journey Through the Science of Life

Kathleen Van Looveren

- Social & Cultural Anthropologist

The Monster's Ink

Never Hide Your Light

suzzeq's Blog

A fine WordPress.com site

The Secular Society

Ireland's Youth-Led Secular Movement, respecting those of all faiths.

Gods Deconstructed

Beliefs and their objects, dismantled.

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares interesting news about TED, TED Talks video, the TED Prize and more.

Modest Monist

Secular Snapshots

The Pink Agendist

by E.B. de Mas, reachable at: pink.agendist@yahoo.com

%d bloggers like this: