So I was shown a website by a friend of mine. The website addresses the challenges faced by Muslim women, I haven't quite figured out the site yet, and how credible it is but there was a good article about Muslim women and feminism. And of course whenever you find good comments you also find one from stupids. So one of out authors decided to respond to the person with the idiotic comment (we'll name him Baka).
Anyways I just wanted to share her comment (our author's) with you guys.
P.S. Baka is a japanese word. I'm sure a couple of you know what it means ;)
The general term, feminism, cannot be so randomly defined. Feminism was created to simply give women their right to choose. It does not say that women should not work at home, but simply they should be allowed to choose if they can work outside as well. It says that the women who are stay at home moms vs women who work outside should not be belittled for their decision.
Feminism in America gained strength as the Suffrage movement, to allow women to vote. I don't see anything wrong with that.
There are many different types of feminists out there, Br. Baka, and the ones that are popularized are the ones that alienate people, conservatives, such as us, Muslims.
But the fact is its nothing than a movement for women and even men. There are feminists who are anti-abortion or who believe their duties are at home more than anything else. The word might be considered as an ugly term by most Muslims, but honestly a lot of Muslim countries need a feminist movement of their own desperately.
A country like Saudi Arabia, where you find only male salesmen in women's lingerie and undergarment stores is ridiculous and stupid. But women there have now started to come together to bring an end to this. There is nothing wrong with this Br. Baka, it is an important movement, and Islamically backed.
So please don't brush feminism off as something dirty . We just need to define it within our Islamic guidelines.
And as someone else mentioned earlier you do not need to refer to a woman as a whore. I cannot imagine that our beloved Prophet would ever title a woman as a whore.
And that's an Islamic value.