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With Regard to Women

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Submitted by Mark D (United States), Mar 15, 2014 at 21:13

With regard to women, injunctions about mahram protection by male relatives, and a vastly lower social and legal status combined to create such inadvertent patterns as physical seclusion, obsession with virginity, honor killings, female genital mutilation, and (Saudi-style) gender apartheid. Polygamy creates permanent anxiety in wives

Yeah, well, you know what I have to say to that. Outrageous! And the state of women in the Middle East is killing me ever since I read that many women the are committing suicides because of their condition.

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