There was no space for saying “NO” in this oppressive world of mine. Saying “No” would mean that I knew what my worth was. But I grew up as a worthless woman. How could I ever say “No”?
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Imagine the self-esteem of a woman, who is taught to be invisible. How can this be just about culture when the countries are built on this kind of Sharia Law?
In the wedding papers, there is a section that says: Does the woman have the right to divorce? and the Muslim Imams & Moulvis conveniently cross that section and mark it “Not Applicable”
#divorceisislam #humanrights #violenceagainstwomen #repressionisislam #divorce
What would you say if all of us survivors got together and wrote our stories and showed the world our deepest wounds and scars? #powerofwriting #creativewriting #intimatesharing #writingtoheal #eradicateviolence #eradicateabuse
We talk about freedom of speech; we say that humans are free to say anything but then we abuse children so that they become silent; we shame women so their voices are never heard and then, we expect women to speak up for their rights.
The gender-shaming we live with is so subtle, so ingrained in our psyche that we never feel “good enough” and when we face situations that we don’t want, we’d rather suffer and not say anything.
Why is Islam so afraid of questioning? True God wouldn’t be afraid. True God is above fear so why can’t we find the true “Islam” by questioning, by reflecting and by challenging the “inhumane” ways of some Muslims.
I was taught by the society that by sacrificing my own needs and desires, I become honourable in the eyes of Allah. To speak against it is simply blasphemous…
I dread what is about to happen to me. I know it’s coming as I hear him come to bed.
#islamicrepression #nosexeducation #rapeculture #rape #rapeasnorm #humanrights #womeninislam
She is to be kept away from all sex conversations until two days before she was to be married. A married woman is assigned to “inform” the bride of her sexual duties.
#sexeducation #sexinislam #crueltyinislam #islamicrepression