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originally posted by: spirit_horse
But, muslims mutilate women sexually, cover them up so they won't be seen etc.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
FGM aside, /most Muslim countries do not have equal rights for women. In fact they have it very very hard.
By doing that, you are saying in effect that Allah did not know how to create a woman and thus you have to fix what he did wrong.
The problem isn't whether Muslim countries have or don't have equal rights for women; the problem is that most countries in general don't have fully equal rights for women. Even the US is still working on equal rights for women, particularly equal pay, equal political representation, and ending sexist or patronizing policies.
Remember, most of the well known successes of the women's rights movement are recent successes. It took the 19th Amendment in 1920 to finally guarantee women the right to vote here. And it was something like the 1970s before most modernized Western countries started allowing women to serve active duty in most military branches. There are women's rights movements all over the world & they're all gaining ground. But there's obviously more work to be done.