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Reader comment on item: Female Desire and Islamic Trauma
in response to reader comment: Misconception Of Power Of Women in Islam

Submitted by Elaine (United States), Oct 10, 2008 at 22:40

Islam began in a land where there is not a single permanent stream. The land is so barren and harsh, that the population had to be thin because there is so little to support life. There were no sanitary facilities. Also, they were isolated. I think people in Arabia were afraid of women for a long time because they had no way of understanding how the woman was so powerful as to be able to create life, and the men felt shame at their own inability to do so; they envied and hated women for that, and they also had no way to clean up after sex, childbirth, etc-it is now deeply in their psyche that women are dangerous and also dirty- a twisted psyche it is, too.

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