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Oil, Islam and Women

A professor at UCLA has really outdone himself. Political science professor Michael Ross has released a study concluding that women in the Middle East are not oppressed because of their Islamic religion. Nope. They are oppressed because of oil. According to Ross, the oil boom puts more men than women in the workplace and decrease women’s political representation. Because of this, oil-producing states have stronger patriarchal norms, laws and governments.

In other words, “gender inequality” has nothing to do with the peaceful, serene religion of Islam. The religion that blocks young school girls from leaving burning buildings because they aren’t wearing their headscarves is not to blame. The religion that justifies the beating of your wife is innocent. The religion that forces young girls into marriages isn’t the problem. Nope. Islam has absolutely nothing to do with it. It must be the evil wealth that is gained by being an oil producing country. In fact, this guy goes as far to say that “changes in global energy markets could ultimately influence the status of women in dozens of oil producing countries.” Reading between the lines: stop producing oil, otherwise women will continue to be marginalized.

Do you know why these fools spend their lives teaching in universities? Because they couldn’t survive in the private sector .. that’s why.

source: Boortz.com

March 14, 2008 Posted by | Middle East | , , , , , | Leave a comment