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Why does feminism seem to always pick on 1950s patriarchal sitcoms and ignore things like this?


Muslim edict stops women travelling alone


By Dean Nelson, The Daily Telegraph March 9, 2011 4:02 PM


Muslim women have been banned from travelling more than 48 miles from their homes without being chaperoned by a male relation, according to a fatwa issued by one of Islam's leading universities.


The ruling was made by the Darul Uloom Deoband, founded in northern India in 1866, which has millions of followers from Bangladesh and Pakistan to Muslim communities in Britain.


The fatwa was issued after a female follower had asked: "Is a married woman permitted to travel to another country with her female sibling?"


In a reply on the Deoband website, she was told: "She cannot travel without a 'mehram' [male relation]. It's mentioned in the Hadees that a woman should not travel for more than 48 miles except in the company of a 'mehram' relative."


The response provoked anger among Muslim women activists, who said it was based on conditions in the Arabian peninsula more than 1,400 years ago. The decision was defended by a Deoband spokesman, who said the increase in violent crime against women in India showed it remained relevant. The ruling was based on the Hadiths - the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. The 48-mile limit is believed to reflect the maximum distance one could then travel by camel or horse in one day.


Naaz Raza, of the Muslim women's group Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, said: "This is rubbish. The Hadith was said 1,400 years ago, at that time there were hundreds of dangers for a women to travel alone beyond a particular limit, but now travelling for women is safe."


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Why does feminism seem to always pick on 1950s patriarchal sitcoms and ignore things like this?


Because feminism became irrelevant and stupid during the Second World War, so by necessity any important and positive goal must be ignored by it. It is kind of like how your computer will automatically delete any email you get with "VIAGRA" written inside.

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So it became irrelevant right in the period (1939-1945) where women finally got the right to vote here in Quebec (1940)? You guys are fantastic sometimes.


Yes - by this time, the truly legitimate and unassailable goal of equality was substantially achieved... the right to vote, divorce issues, to work, not to be beaten, etc etc. After that, feminism jumped the shark and ran off into the BS zone like today... I mean go ahead and let me know of any legitimate, commonly-accepted feminist goal in recent years... it has even run counter to itself, look at how that "movement" has always hated high-profile women like Margaret Thatcher, Sarah Palin (oh they hate her :P) and even Angela Merkel or Golda Meir. If anything they were the "proof" that women can do pretty much anything like men...

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^ Margaret Thatcher, the greatest post-war leader of Britain by a mile. Of course, feminists hate her (although not as much as Sarah Palin!).


A little OT, but I noticed an interesting ad at the bottom of the screen:



This sort of thing isn't forbidden/frowned upon? :confused:

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Excellent video. I share this lady's view, 100%.


I don't like Islam. Frankly, I think it's asinine. Still, I respect people's rights to adhere to Islam, as long as they respect the rights of non-Muslims.

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