There's this woman, Marwa. She wrote her story on her blog and I think her story travelled the world. She's Muslim and she tells her story and what it's like to be a Muslim woman, how Muslim women are being treated. Marwa ran away from home because she couldn't stand being a slave anymore. She moved to the U.S. I will put the link to the end of the post, go read her article and see what Muslim women REALLY go through.
I wanted to write a post about this for a long time, but again, I didn't want to offend anyone.
I, personally, don't agree with Muslim men and the way they treat women. And this is not because I'm female and not otherwise, but because it's wrong.
You know, when you don't live like them, you don't know what it's like. I'm not saying that I know what it's like, God forbid, I hope I'll never have to know, but I kind of feel like knowing after I read Marwa's article.
You don't know you're free until you're not anymore.
I can't understand how they accept such things. I'm sure that if they would gather and fight this thing, they wouldn't be treated like this. On one hand, I'm starting to think that they accept this. Being raised to accept all the tortures, they don't know any other way to live. They don't know what it's like to wear shorts and a simple T-shirt, so they don't feel like wearing that. They don't know what it's like not to be a slave, so they're fine with that.
A woman, journalist, went to a Muslim-majority country with her work partner. He raped her and she brought him to the court. She ended up being arested, even though HE is the one who raped her.
There are so many things that seem so normal, so natural to us, such as taking a bath, shaving, going in the kitchen in the middle of the night to drink a glass of water, or even going to the toilet and being there for more than 5 minutes.. for all these things Muslim women are asked for explanations.
An interesting thing I've heard is that in France the government won't let Muslim women wear the veil on their head. In one hand, I agree because women shouldn't be forces to do that. On the other hand, I don't agree because maybe, JUST MAYBE, there are women who actually want to do so and they won't be able to do it anymore. I'm not sure what to say, what do you think?
How can this world be so wrong? I pray for all the Muslim women who are treated like slaves and tortured for unreasonable reasons.
As Lana del Rey said in her song, Ride, "It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it to know what true freedom is".
This is the link to Marwa's article: http://aveilandadarkplace.com/2013/07/01/what-it-is-like-to-be-a-muslim-woman-and-why-we-know-what-freedom-is/ . Don't be ignorant, read it. You should open your eyes, maybe then you will appreciate better what you have and how lucky you are!
Complete this blank by telling me what freedom is for you. You can log in with facebook before answering the blank.