Arab Women Gain Gender Equality

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Bayat, Asef. "Individual Efforts Can Help Arab Women Gain Gender Equality." Voting Rights. Ed. Tom Lansford. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "A Women 's Non-Movement: What It Means to Be a Woman Activist in an Islamic State." Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 27 (2007): 160-172. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 10 Mar. 2016 In Asef Bayet’s Article “Women Gain Gender Equality,” it is clearly mentioned that “Islamic gender apartheid goes far beyond second class citizenship. It is intended to crush and subordinate women.” Some group of people with their wrong thinking towards sharia law are making Islam’s image in front of people really negative. They want to continue their customs …show more content…
Asif’s article is how he talked about the work that a woman can do for a country, for her house and society. According to Islamic Sharia law, males and females are equal in front of God, but there are some conditions mentioned specifically for women which men are following inappropriately. In different Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman women are not even allowed to go outside their house; they can’t even vote or hold office. I really appreciate the writer’s way of thinking, how he mentioned that most of Muslim Arab women’s lives are like prisoners. I think by allowing Arab’s women to work, they can study and improve the overall literacy rate of the country, which will lead to decrease the unemployment rate of the country. They can also teach their children and help them with their education till the end. A women who is earning like her husband can also bring money in house, which will also improve the overall financial condition of a family. Even this sentence is very popular in the story of success: that behind every successful man, there is a …show more content…
Women’s every day schedules and resistance to the Islamic government did not mean their takeoff from religiosity. They needed to play sports, work in attractive occupations, study, listen to or play music, wed whom they wished, and dismiss the grave sexual orientation disparity. "Why are they recognized just with reference to men?" .Why do they need to get consent from Edareh-e Amaken [the moral police] to get a lodging room, whereas men don’t need any this kind of permission.” These desires and demands were introduced by them to be solved because every single effort towards the same goal will lead to a big change one

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