i’ve just watched a debate on bbc on womens rights in islamic countries..part of a series called the doha debates..
two speaking for..two against..questions from audience….
the anti’s of course are defending the indefensible..and such a structured debate showed clearly the glaring inconsistancies/lack of logic, of their arguments..
what also came out clearly is that there is no basis for justifying the opression of women in islamic scripture..this opression/inequality is an historical/cultural/colonial/imperial construct..
another clear message to women in those countries is that they must organise to fight for their rights..
as one speaker noted..”men will not just hand over power to you..you must fight for and take that equality..”