Milo Yiannopoulos, a gay right-wing conservative had his twitter account banned for unveiling a lot of propaganda by feminists. He debunked a lot of myths propagated by feminists on the both sides of the pond. One of them is wage-gap. Feminists argue that in western societies, women get paid less than men for the same jobs.
Facts can’t be further from the truth, however. Women tend to graduate in subjects like veterinary sciences, biology, nursing, and healthcare. Highly paid graduates have a background in engineering, technology, mathematics and business, more common among men. Statistics from feminist economics go against the wage-gap arguments. It’s simply the choice women make in terms of subjects.
If this is not the indication enough towards the female propensities when it comes to education and life in general, let us consider other problems caused by the so-called ‘suffrage’. All markets have threshold limits. There are limited number of jobs, resources, and capital. Historical analysis shows us the benefits of nuclear families where fewer resources could be utilized properly by the division of labor within the house. Men were the main bread-earners and women took care of the domestic chores. Along with it, there was huge intellectual activity among women in Islamic societies at least.
Now the sad choice western world made was to sacrifice the most subtle responsibility of bringing up an upright and moral nation and it was left for day-care schools instead of biological mothers. While they set out to compete against men for the limited resources out there. One’s gain is other’s loss in a zero-sum game. Juvenile delinquency, depression, frustration, prostitution and debauchery being some of the consequences if not all.
George Galloway’s speech at the Oxford Union had a famous joke in it. “When you go and civilize them look at yourself. These people were teaching Algebra when we were painting our faces blue and living in the forests”.
Colonized world has spawned a breed of people too hungry for fame and wealth that price of their conscience has become very low. Islamic feminists are just one of these turncoat crops. They have been invested in for years in foreign universities and lashed back onto their mother countries to recruit the ‘oppressed’ women to work for their own enslavement again. The ‘civilization’ project being the pseudonym.
Vocabulary ever since the colonization has changed. It’s now called ‘Empowerment”, “Feminism” and “Equality”. This forced equation of men and women is laughable at the least. The rage against one’s creator cannot assimilate two genders meant to co-operate and not wipe each other out in domination wars.
One of the arguments of these newly ‘enlightened’ despite its historical fallacy is how women can contribute within the boundaries of religious edicts. The quote all kind of women in Prophet SA’s time who went out and helped men and earned their livelihoods. Mostly flawed reasoning but let us analyze that further.
The argument stems from the exceptional situations when women have a melodramatic choice between starving or going out to earn. Over time these exceptional situations have been upgraded to all women in all circumstances. The Quranic injunction for women when they go out:
‘O Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (“Jalabib”) veils all over their bodies (screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way Tafseer Al-Qurtabi) that is most convenient that they should be known (as such) and not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful.”
Now let us look at these feminists themselves, their followers and their guidelines for the working women. None of them are dressed like that let alone follow women of Prophet SA’s time in other aspects. Now is that a little too much to state that their original reason was never following Islamic injunctions. There was always this glitter of gold behind the theological verbosity that sometimes came from lack of understanding and at others lack of sincerity.
If there was ever a suffrage for women it came about through Islam. It shattered the chains of Hindu tradition of ‘Satti’, the Arab tradition ofburying daughters alive, the Christian denigration of ‘unclean’ women and made education obligatory for them. It elevated the status of women by giving them share in the inheritance, let them earn their livelihoods through men and entitled them the wealth of their parents and husbands. There is no wisdom outside Islam. There is no honor except Islam.
فَبِأَيِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Then in what statement after Quran will they believe?