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Chalk up another "victory" for fundamentalist Muslim men

Reader comment on item: Female Desire and Islamic Trauma

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Dec 11, 2007 at 17:44

Ostensibly, the 19th century Western attitude of women toward sex, to be sure, was one of "close your eyes and think of England". However, it can be said that this was the overt acceptable attitude that a "lady" of genteel up-bringing, good breeding, and delicate manner should possess, otherwise she was lacking in social graces.

In other words, it was un-lady-like to admit there was such a thing as pleasure in sex for women. That doesn't mean behind closed doors things were different.

What's puzzling behind the Muslim attitude described in Dr. Pipes' article is, where did it all start? Was there a time period in history when Muslim women were running amuck, seducing strange men left and right, giving in to their over-powering female desire for sex?

Obviously "keep the women and their hyper-sexuality in line" in the Muslim culture is reflective of the attitude Muslim men have toward their female counterparts; women have no control over themselves, therefore their freedoms must be continually and harshly delt with, or rather, NO freedoms must be given to women.

Simply being born a woman is justification for everything from head-to-toe covering, honor killings, female genital mutilation to arranged marriages, house arrest, and public stoning.

Very, very sad.


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