Politics And The Muslim Woman Essay

1515 Words Dec 10th, 2015 7 Pages
Regardless of the author, whether they were an active feminist, the time period they were most influential in, or their race, they all have a common theme. They all believed equality of genders, and the importance of this issue is for everyone in the society to accept and understand. There are many varying factors that are expressed in each of the documents that influence a society when faced with the struggle of gender inequality. In “Politics and the Muslim Woman” by Bhutto, the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1985, stresses the different interpretations of the Qur’an and how those different interpretations reflect people’s ideas on equality. The Qur’an talks about both men and women; it does not exclude women, and or in any way only refer to men. Although Bhutto does refer to religion in terms of equality and how equality is a relation to the interpretation one has of that religion, he does say religion doesn’t directly have to do with women’s rights and equality, but it has to do with what the society decides is the cultural norm. “It is not religion which makes the difference. The difference comes from man-made law.” (Bhutto 1179). Overall, Bhutto said “both [men and women] are the creatures of God” (Bhutto 1179). All of the other authors would agree with this statement as a valid, and great argument for equal opportunities between both genders in a society. Similarly, Alexandra Kollontai interpreted communism, in “Communism and the Family” as an excellent idea when…

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