Islam, like feminism, exists in order to eliminate female sexual competition. In Islamic societies, there is little or no need for feminism. The future of the West will essentially be the story of Islam displacing and subsuming feminism as the dominant ideology. Women, including and especially feminists themselves, will lead the way…
In the following CNN article, a former feminist explains how she effortlessly switched from supporting a modern Western ideology that criminalizes male sexuality and mentally rapes and tortures thousands of children a day in order to preserve female sexual market value, to supporting a medieval ideology that criminalizes male sexuality and rapes, tortures, and kills thousands of children a day in order to preserve female sexual market value.
These days, I am a proud wearer of hijab. You can call it a scarf. My scarf does not tie my hands behind my back, and it is not a tool of oppression. It doesn’t prevent thoughts from entering my head and leaving my mouth. But I didn’t always know this.
Studying Islam didn’t immediately dispel all my cultural misconceptions. I had been raised on imagery of women in the East being treated like chattel by men who forced them to cover their bodies out of shame or a sense of ownership.
But when I asked a Muslim woman “Why do you wear that?”, her answer was obvious and appealing: “To please God. To be recognized as a woman who is to be respected and not harassed. So that I can protect myself from the male gaze.”
Surprisingly, Islam turned out to be the religion that appealed to my feminist ideals.
She explained how dressing modestly is a symbol to the world that a woman’s body is not meant for mass consumption or critique.
I still wasn’t convinced and replied, “Yeah, but women are like second class citizens in your faith?”
The very patient Muslim lady explained that, during a time when the Western world treated women like property, Islam taught that men and women were equal in the eyes of God. Islam made the woman’s consent to marriage mandatory and gave women the opportunity to inherit, own property, run businesses and participate in government.
She listed right after right that women in Islam held nearly 1,250 years before women’s lib was ever thought of in the West. Surprisingly, Islam turned out to be the religion that appealed to my feminist ideals.