Where Are The Healthy Gender Relations In The Muslim Community?

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We have failed in engendering healthy gender relations in our community. Face it. I travel throughout the United States, and I see troubling signs of Muslim women unable to get married, primarily because Muslim men have abdicated their social responsibilities.

Muslim men can marry non-Muslims– so they oblige — and Muslim women are stuck.  There are usually few young men around in Muslim community events. You attend any Muslim gathering and find young Muslim women outnumbering young Muslim men usually by a 3:1 ratio.  The young men are non-existent, coping with their own psychosis passed down from our community in their dysfunctional practices. Nothing wrong in integrating within the larger society, as long as it’s not at the expense of fleeing your own community.

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4 Responses to Where Are The Healthy Gender Relations In The Muslim Community?

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    The treatment of women is not an issue specific to Islam, of course there are issues but many of them stem from cultural ideologies of treating women like property rather than religious ones. That is why there is such a high rate of domestic violence in India (among all religious groups) and other countries that have a cultural history of treating women as second-class citizens. P.S. As a Muslim woman I find a simple solution to your problem – marry a non-Muslim man!

    Tish
    March 21, 2013 at 12:18 am
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      Just because a dog bite a woman, don’t advice to bite the dog back. Correct that dog! True, when religion is mixed with culture , it can turn deadly. However, the aricle makes it sound gloomier than reality – most Muslims marry within their own. Sure, there are exceptions.

      Riza
      March 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm
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    Just look at the punishment of stoning to death given to Muslim women. Has God pronounced such punishment. Sometimes Muslim women and girls who have become victims of rape, are punished harshly. The punishment given to a Muslim girl was a case in point. Moreover, violations of human rights of women are also common when FGM is committed/performed without their consent. They should demonstrate the distinction between circumcision and tattoo. Who will raise a voice for helpless Muslims.

    Citizen
    March 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm
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