Simmons claims that the contortions and justifications for the oppressive, repressive, and exclusionary treatment of women in majority Islamic societies, and even compares the experience to slavery, saying that much like slavery can no longer be justified, the discrimination of women should not be either. She speaks of the importance women played in the civil rights movement in the United States and how important women are to society and the potential they have once no longer suppressed. Additionally, the author practices Islam and states that because of her experiences, she can not accept that she is seen as a second-class human because she is a female. The introduction to and interpretations of Islam which she had was one of justice, truth, beauty, and grace, and religion which is one of justice and equality, and therefore, the injustice which women have been subjected to cannot be rationalized as the will of a God of justice. The author points to men’s incorrect interpretation of the Qur’an and hadith as the reason for anti-women interpretations, which have, according to the author, created later misogynist
Phyllis Schlafly, a strong, very verbal anti-feminist, once said, “Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.” Pop culture likes to paint the sixties and seventies as a time where all women were devout, bra burning feminist. However, there are two sides to every story. Just as there were women who were extremely passionate about achieving equal rights and advancements for women, there were also women who were perfectly content with being strictly wives and felt that the women’s liberation movement attacked their life styles. Women who were not apart of the women’s liberation movement felt that women already had a good deal by being housewives and could not quite understand what more
Many of these crimes relate to woman wearing a hijab. The threat of a woman wearing a hijab presents that they conform to a set of values that are interpreted as “un-American”. Often one’s own demeaning stereotype can rationalize their behavior against a minority group. Common American
Many people question the morality of abortion and several religious aspects come into play about the legalization of abortion. However, the separation of church and state makes any religious aspect invalid when it comes to legalizing anything. Furthermore, Democrats feel that abortion can be justified in cases such as rape or when a woman’s health is endangered and even teen pregnancy, so women should have the right to an abortion. Though deciding to get an abortion can be a very difficult decision, Democrats have agreed that this decision should be between a woman and her doctor without government interference, specifically Republican men who will never be faced with this decision and have no medical experience. This is why Democrats call it “women’s right to choose” and not “Republican’s right to deny” when it comes to abortion since it is about women specifically.
Hammasa Kohistani, the first Muslim to be crowned Miss England, used her crown as a platform to warn people against stereotyping. She said her winning of the title was “sugar-coating” to the manner in which Muslims have been treated. Hammasa said, “The attitude towards Muslims has gotten worse over the year... Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway.
The law continues to read that employers must allow their employees freedom to engage in religious expression so long as it does not imposed undue hardship on the employer. By FedEx firing Mr. Polk, they are in direct violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A similar example of a potential violation can be seen in the Muslim community. Many Muslim women choose to wear headscarves or veils to cover themselves as they see that is pleasing to God (Arabs in
He respected their holy books and prophets, thus it was inspired and influenced by their beliefs to a point he would accept them into Islam. Reason & Explanation - Based on the Bible, women were punished harshly and viewed in a negative light most of the time, because society then was still patriarchal, which had a heavy influence on those who accepted the religion due to their originating beliefs that men were often superior. - Muhammad believed that women should be respected, such that they were even seen as equals to mean in God’s view. Also, many women supported Muhammad in his army to fight against his enemies, which may have influenced his view upon women when discussing Islam. Thesis Throughout the world, Christianity and Islam were the two major religions that people practice to this day.
The assumption of the hijabs as a symbol of oppression as is assumed by the media is false. It does not take into account that the hijab has been a status symbol in history far before Islam and by a large variety of cultures. As well as the fact that many women choose in modern society choose the hijab and are proud to wear it as a symbol of personal freedom and religious identity. Yet, even if Muslim women choose to wear the Hijab it should not be assumed it is all they are, it is one small part of these women’s personal identities. Muslim women wear the veil, the veil does not wear them.
It give us rights such as freedom of speech freedom of religion, freedom of press, but it mean different to people, people who are religious they have freedom of religion, I as a Muslim American can pray anywhere as long as it is not effecting anything around me. freedom of speech is another one that is important express our ideas, other countries does not allow it as much. American have right to vote to elect our own
Cainkar, she spent one chapter interviewing Muslim immigrants after 9/11. She found that a majority reported that they feared for their lives that the government might “force their expulsion or internment”. As a group, these immigrants experienced a major shift in their treatment in American society. The U.S immigration and Naturalization Service described Muslims in 1943 as persons who “shared in the development of our civilization”, which asserted their whiteness and eligibility for all immigration benefits. After 9/11, Muslims were increasingly represented with negative treatment and racialized.