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Feminism and Islam

Reader comment on item: [The American Muslim Council:] 'Mainstream' Muslims?
in response to reader comment: WOMEN IN ISLAM

Submitted by Liyana_T (Brunei Darussalam), Jul 13, 2007 at 04:03

I've thought of all these things, in essence to become a true muslim is to question one's own faith and then when made with proper logic demonstrate whether it is better than the rest. I studied christianity but it seems that in christianity men are made better than women while in islam its agray area- some imams interpret it as being men better than women, some like the sisters of islam say this is a biased interpretation.

Now, the hijab, the matters concerning the hijab is that women nowadays are being taught left right and center as to how to be perfect, to have flawless 'white' skin, to be thin and beautiful, beauty is subjective and when the media feeds on beauty being thin with small breasts and anorexic, thus many women punish themselves towards this extent, by the act of veiling women are not being controlled but be free, free to pursue whatever they want that is honest and good without being judged over the colour of their skin, judged by the beauty of their face, the size of their breasts and the buxomness of their buttocks. Original islam wishes to cultivate intelligent women but it seems that the arguments made by some 'imams' are on the verge of a slippery slope.

Like the imam in Australia which claimed that it is womens fault that they are raped, this commentary is wrong and biased. What we dont realize over gender violence is that those who control men in islam is their MOTHERS. Note this this is a powerful concept, if only a mother would change the concept of their sons from being biased and prejudiced, from being sexist and awful, by treating their daughters and daughters in law better and lovingly than their sons. We are degrading ourselves, when have ever men become so intelligent? theyre always dumb, we make them 'think' they rule the world

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