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Arts and Humanities
Social and Political Philosophy
WOMEN'S LACK of RIGHTS in the MIDDLE EAST
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Seclusion of women in public places with clothing that conceals their appearance
The Qur'an orders both men and women to dress modestly
ex: Hijab, Niqab, Chador, Burqa
Support for Veils
-Being covered is liberating
-emphasis is placed on one's character, not appearance
-restricts men's ability to harass or rape women
Criticism of Veils
-Restraints are exclusive to women
-limits freedom of expression and undercuts individualism
-often hides abuse
Which countries have banned veils?
France and Turkey
Suppressing women to mistreatment and heavy burdens
Free from burdens, restraints, and restrictions
Was the Qur'an progressive in giving women rights in the 7th century?
-Islamic law made education of girls a sacred duty
-Women were given the right to own and inherit property
-right to divorce
A man is permitted to have multiple wives as long as he treats them fairly
Full-length, sleeveless garment worn by some Muslim women
The MOST gender-segregated country in the world.
"Laws" in Saudi Arabia that prevent women from equality. Example: women have to get permission from male relative to go to the doctor
Women in Saudi Arabia were FINALLY allowed to drive
Taliban and ISIS
Groups that do NOT want to grant women ANY equality! They often kidnap, rape, and murder innocent women.
Body of Islamic law that includes interpretation of the Quran and applies Islamic principles to everyday life. Usually limiting women's rights.
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