Women's Rights Of Women

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Every religion is different around the world, including the Islamic religion. Since the reader knows this as a fact, the reader may also know that each religion has different customs, beliefs, etc. The Islamic religion, however, is known to be on of the strictest religions that a woman could be a part of. Following the rise and expansion of Islam, women's rights have been very restricted because women had to fight for the opportunity to have any sort of freedom, women were forced to please the men in their lives against their will, and because Islam gave an illusion of equality to women where there wasn't any. Women had to fight for the opportunity to do anything (Documents 6, 8, and 10). The reader can infer this because it explains in all of the previously listed documents how women had to work hard for the freedom that they wanted. In document 6, the Egyptian Islamic women had to protest for years(1899-1962) to have the same freedom and rights that men have. The reader can conclude that this feat wasn't a simple one to overcome, since it took so long to liberate the Egyptian women. In document 8, it is explained to the reader how Rez Shah put women on the front line of his social revolution against Islam, which caused uproar among his people. This article makes it clear to the reader that the women of Iran in this time period had to be strong and fight to not be overthrown by the angry men of Iran. In document 10, princess Ashraf Pahlau tells of her desperate need to be treated with the opportunities that her brothers were given. It is obvious why she would feel this way, considering the fact that she was an Islamic women. It is very understandable to the reader that freedom would not have been an easy accomplishment by Ashraf, since her father wouldn't let her stay in Europe; furthermore, fathers were to be obeyed in Islam, so she had no choice but to leave Europe. All of these documents would, no doubt, make the reader feel happy that he or she wasn't an Islamic women in these time periods. Women were forced into pleasing men in any way that they wanted women to please them (Documents 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11). The reader can infer that this statement is a fact because it shows in all of the documents that women were to do things that pleased men. In document 3, it is explained that Islamic women are to please their husbands. The reader can see that in that prospect, women were to be submissive to men and women had few rights. In document 4, slave girls in Samarra in the ninth century were forced to entertain Islamic men. After analyzing this document, the reader can interpret that the woman were forced to amuse the men in Samarra. In document 5, the married Turkish Islamic women could barely come out of the house, let alone visit any of their beloved family because their husbands didn't want them out of the house. The reader can conclude that the Turkish women were under very high restrictions to please their husbands and didn't have any freedom. Document 7 explains to the reader how Islamic women should always stay veiled so that their beauty doesn't agitate men. After reading this document, the reader can deduce that the main reason that women had to wear veils was because the Islamic men forced them to for selfish reasons. The document that really hits Islamic women would have to be document 9, which tells of the Iranian women's rights dying after the Islamic Republic took over. The reader can interpret the fact that, even though the Islamic women of Iran worked for decades to gain the rights that they deserved, they were forced to lose most of those rights just to please the men of the Iranian Republic. Since the author of this document, Marjorie Wall Bingham, was an excellent writer and received her Ph.D. in American studies, the reader can definitely be reassured of the fact that she was very accurate in her information on Islamic women. In document 11, the reader could see that Islamic