Is Islam a misogynic religion?

April 24, 2013 10:06am CST
I mean we all know how women are treated in the middle-east and other Islamic countries. Does the religion prescribes such practices? Is Islam misogynistic?
5 responses
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
2 May 13
In Gods eyes all humans are equal. None is better than the other. But we each have different tasks in life. Islam teaches us every way to live our lives and that God makes men and women different. Each man has his duty and each woman has hers. Why most times each gender thinks we should be equally divided in tasks, I do not know because men and women besides having different emotions, we are physically different too. If we should be equal in everything, shouldnt the Olympics games start having men and women compete against each other side by side? Why only men compete against men and women against women?
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• India
25 Apr 13
I would be thankful to know if how women have been treated in middle east and Islamic countries? I have not hear anything if they have become r..pe by some drunk men or beaten by drunk and wild men.. or such other things which happens in so many non Islamic countries? so let me know what is you meaning in that to give you some knowledge on my possibility...
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@Gordano (791)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Why don't you tell us How exactly women are treated in the middle-east and other Islamic countries, and which practices you are talking about?
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@taheraa (1547)
• Giza, Egypt
25 Apr 13
Let me tell you, do not make yourself like any Media, trying to poison audiences ideas, with ideas that are not unfounded. Please tell me from where have resorted with such thoughts about how to deal in the Middle East country with women.
26 Apr 13
Well there are many instances but I'd only quote a few here ... 1.Women are not allowed to correct Imam (men can) because their voice is too distracting. 2. Women should lower their eyes in presence of men. 3. There are passages in Quran that allow and advocate beating disobedient wives. 4. Polygamy is legal and practiced in many countries and is permitted by Quran. So on and so forth. It would take me hours to list them all here and maybe I'll need loads of therapy after that. What do you have to say about these?
@1hopefulman (19623)
• Canada
26 Apr 13
mi·sog·y·ny noun hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women. If I remember correctly, a Muslim man can have up to 4 wives, so I can't agree with you. Maybe you should rephrase the question?
8 May 13
You are right about the polygamy situation persistent in Islam. But in current society isn't it atrocious to allow men to have up to 4 wives while women don't any such luxury. Besides there are many customs which I have enlisted above that make me opine the way I do.
• Singapore
9 May 13
@shiftmeup And O yes about the customs you have enlisted above, you have not commented on what I have written, isnt that being unfair to me, a woman?