QOTD: All Religions Are Sexist

“To advance this argument [whether or not Islam is uniquely sexist], one may point to the fact that women’s rights have been severely curtailed by right-wing Islamic regimes such as the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Conservative Alliance in Iran. We might respond to this point in two ways. First, the parties of political Islam adapt religion to serve their political goals in much the same way as American fundamentalists have used Christianity to attack women’s rights. Second, all of the world’s major religions are to a great or lesser extent sexist. Singling out Islam for its sexist practices in the mainstream media and public discourse is not a historical oversight but a systemic attempt to construct “our” values and religion as being enlightened in contrast with “theirs.”

From Islamaphobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar 

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