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Monday, April 03, 2006

Fascinating post by Dr Sanity about Islam and female sexuality

Ok, I don't usually delve into the topic of sex and am almost reluctant to do so now. However, this post by Dr. Sanity dives into a matter at the heart of Islam which is a valid topic. The post begins with a snippet from Memri TV that shows a debate by two Egyptian experts on the topic of female circumcision. I will leave the graphic details for others, but suffice it to say that this practice is quite barbaric, extremely painful and robs many Egyptian (and other Islamic) women of a gift from God. I think this is a topic worthy of the attention of feminists and protest marchers.

Dr. Sanity picks up from the interview snippet to focus on the fact that in spite of Islamic protestations of the West being too obsessed with sex, Islamic men are absolutely fixated on the subject of female sexuality. She hits the nail on the head by stating:
I don't pretend to be an expert on Islam, but it appears to me that much of Muslim culture (particularly in the Middle East) has evolved into a structure for the sole purpose of containing female sexuality. This containment has not only become a key aspect of the worship of their god; but it also is a key factor in individual personality development; as well as the main pollutant of all social interactions.
I find it quite interesting how the subject of male sexuality containment gets very little attention in the Islamic world. In fact it seems that as much as Dr. Sanity shows how much they are obsessed with containing female sexuality, they seem to be equally fixated on catering to male sexuality. She goes on to state:
It is ironic that both Muslim men and women are under the mistaken impression that Western society is oversexualized compared to them, when in fact, it is practically impossible to be more obsessed with sexual matters than they are in Muslim communities.
She points out several supporting points:
- The story of letting the girls die in a fire by locking them in a burning building because they were not dressed in headscarves and black robes and therefore not modest.
- The downing of women at every turn with subjugation, violence, humiliation and others
- The attire imposed on them
- Of course, the subject at hand: female circumcision

Dr. Sanity finds it ironic how these women themselves are brainwashed into thinking they are free from being "sex objects" and disputes that claim:
On the contrary, in Islamic society that is apparently the only role open to women. That, and breeders for the jihad.
Finally, she gets to the crux of the matter by pointing out why this obsession exists:
Without the subjugated woman, the entire house of cards of Islam and Arab culture will come tumbling down.

I have said it before and I will say it again here: the treatment of women under Islam is not only the key to understanding the pathology of the culture, but also the key to developing an antidote to its most poisonous and toxic elements.
I find it amazing to see Islamic women participating in the violence and protesting lately. You see them with signs promising violence just like the men. We are also seeing female suicide bombers. I think Dr. Sanity is onto something regarding the antidote for this whole culture of violence. World pressure needs to mount against the mistreatment of Islamic women and bring them from animal-like status to being equal before the law. If only we could get our feminists to truly start caring about women and do something about it instead of their continuous charade.

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