Another justification for Islamic civilization exposed.
When we looked at the agitation of groups such as the feminists, sometimes we need to look deeper. Often time there is a pain point beyond the obvious.
While this does not justify the demand for free contraception and abortion by the feminist movement, understanding that they are coming from an extremely low civilization makes us, as Muslims appreciate our heritage and roots.
In 1928, a group of women in Canada commonly referred to as the Famous Five approached the supreme court to ask if the word ‘persons’ in their British North America Act also include women.
And the supreme court ruled that year that women are not ‘persons’. In other words, before 1928, women were not considered human beings in Canada.
These are nations that lay claim to civilization. When feminists rise today to ask for certain rights, it is because women in those nations are nothing in society. And since they are coming from a background of nothingness, it is understandable that they will go to the extreme in their agitations.
In contrast, more than 1400 years ago, Islam came to liberate and empower women. In fact, Islam equates men to women in acts of worship and made clear the honorable roles of individual gender.
One role is not supreme to the other, rather they are complementary.
That means, since Muslims have a rich heritage of civilization, you have no business becoming or sympathizing with feminist movements
What is however worrisome is to see Muslim blow the trumpet of those nations who are coming from a state of subjugation while you, as Muslims are coming from a state of liberation.
I hope this makes you appreciate the blessings of Allah on you and make you appreciate that Islam actually, is the root of civilization.