I need to do some research on what the heck Feminism really is. I must
have the wrong idea. I've heard several times now of women converting
to Islam because it is a template of Feminism. I heard it again on NPR
But wait a minute. I heard that a woman's testimony is worth half that
of a man in Koran. I heard that if a woman is raped she needs five men
as witnesses to confirm the allegation or she is to be put to death (by
her own family) for shaming the man and her family. Men are aloud to
take up to four wives if they can afford it. All of these are of course
up to interpretation. That is the problem.
This does not compute. I clearly need to do more research.
The Koran clearly defines the roll of women in society. It clearly
defines the roll of men, and children. I think that is why so many
people convert. They are tired of all the decisions they have to make
every day. They want some rules. The bolder the lines the better. I've
felt like that many times in my life. Over all I like having the
But, Feminists really confuse me in this area. I thought Feminists
wanted to bring down the division between the sexes. i must be miles
off on this thought. I'll do some reading and come back.
Well, according to Wikipedia, I was spot on about Feminism. Nearly
every bullet they attribute to Feminism is countered by the Koran. Here
is a very good explanation of what women find in the Koran. Their
bullet points leave out a lot. It sounds like the interpretation makes
a huge difference. Hmmm, sounds like every other frigging religion on