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To Sayed Rafey: Keep women repressed and then call them weak and deficient in intelligence

Reader comment on item: Salman Rushdie and British Backbone
in response to reader comment: To Plato: Why are women economically weak in Islam?

Submitted by Plato (United Arab Emirates), Jul 23, 2007 at 06:42

Rafey, you wrote:

>>I see that wife, daughter or mother's share in inherited property of deceased one make her economically more protected. Also man is bound to provide shelter, food and clothing to his wife, daughter, mother or sister. It is his responsibility.<<

You say only protected,why not economically independent? Why can't it be the woman's own responsibility? Who binds you to provide food shelter and clothing to women. Your religion. She can provide for herself. But men want control over women so they are made to sit at home, not allowed to work outside the home, they are called physically weak, mentally deficient.

>>Women are weak naturally. And no matter which part of the world you go, beside few exceptions women are generally weak and do not reach to top political position (like US/UK woman president or prime minister).<<

Which world are you living in Syed? Pakistan is a very small part of our world. Even in Pakistan you have a very powerful woman. Are you arguing for the law of the jungle? The physically stronger should dominate. Does a muscular woman have more rights than her phycally weak husband? In Islamic countries you prevent women from getting as good an education as men, keep them indoors without opportunities for interacting with the world, drum into them in your madrassas that Allah has made them deficient in intelligence and their main priority is to please men, then how do you expect women to reach top political positions? Even with the little opportunity provided them many have managed to outclass men in many fields including leadership (Benazir, Khaleda, Sheikh Hasina, Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Pratibha Patil)

>>Or for that matter due to monthly periods, pregnancy etc. they are bound to be treated different (not lesser) as compared to man while considering for political, economical or social positions. <<

What makes you think periods and pregnancy make them different.Men grow hair on their faces so they are different from women. You are making a biological difference into a weakness (though you don't say so explicitly) and on that basis want to deny them equal opportunities with men. You want to be in control of women.




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