posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 08:57 AM
a reply to: dollukka
Well in terms of equality things are often different in the Islamic world, but Iran as an example has almost identical enrolment and completion
equality in education. Engineering is a highly respected degree to have in Iran, in the US however it is less so... in fact education is not that
respected in general in the US
It is traditionally what comes after that which is the issue. Where you have a PhD level engineering student who is a woman who herself (no forcing at
all as much as we in the west want to picture the place as some kind of ultra backwards society) will choose to get married and then, become a
This is the problem, but, that said, even in the US there is lots of movement out there to promote 'traditional' lifestyles which is exactly the
same... the women are baby machines and not much else. SOoooo yeah Equality in the top countries on those lists are not exactly cut and dry 'better'.
I have real information in regard to Iran through my wife, so most of the time when we read reports and news... we have to kinda laugh a little
Best example is the way the west looks at things like domestic violence... so looking at Pakistan we say oh look, all those honour killings, its so
backwards, its so disgusting! But you know, when a man kills his partner in the US or a family member, or is generally violent towards his family...
oh its ok just domestic violence.
If you look at the numbers, you can come to the conclusion that the two counties are not all that different :p