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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ON THE SUBJUGATION OF WOMEN BY RELIGIONS   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY MARGARET WENTE IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

The subjugation of women has been a feature of all major Western religions.

Christianity has a history of everything from iron chastity belts to trading women for payment, dowries.

Orthodox Judaism treats women as totally subservient to men, even today in Canada.

There is nothing unusual about Islam, except in the minds of the prejudiced, in this matter.

In general Muslims come from less-developed countries, so naturally their customs reflect ours of a few hundred years ago.
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By the way, genital mutilation is not a Muslim custom.

It is an African custom, by Africans some of whom happen to be Muslim.

There are about 3 million women each year in Africa mutilated in a village ceremony.

Actually the backwardness there makes Afghanistan look good.