Life Under ISIS: Where Sexuality Marks a Women’ s Total Value

Temperatures are soaring this summer in many parts of the world. But for women living under the thumb of the Islamic State (or Saudi Arabia, for that matter) every day is a suffocating affair. Imagine being swathed in layers of black cloth – a full-length cloak worn over your clothing, two layers over your head covering your face and neck, and gloves on your hands and arms.

Nothing can be more dehumanizing than reducing the totality of a human being to their availability to be used by another. The statement made by this extremist Islamic dress code is that the very sight of a woman evokes her sexuality. It follows that in her male-dominated society, a woman’s sexuality marks the sum total of her value.

  • DMB

    In the history of humanity no other culture, society, religion or belief system has done more harm to woman than Islam. In Islam one is to submit (to become a slave) to Allah however women are to submit to men in every way.

    Muslim (4:1039) – “A’isha said [to Muhammad]: ‘You have made us equal to the dogs and the asses'” These are the words of Muhammad’s favorite wife, complaining of the role assigned to women under Islam.

    Abu Dawud (2155) – Women are compared to slaves and camels with regard to the “evil” in them.

    Tabari Vol 9, Number 1754 – “Treat women well, for they are [like] domestic animals with you and do not possess anything for themselves.” From Muhammad’s ‘Farewell Sermon’.

  • AlanUK

    Off topic
    For me in the UK, above the comments, there are 6 links to “You may Like”.
    The middle of the bottom line is advertising Sparta Online Game and shows a furious giant male lion on stairs within a short leap of a “hunter” with a simple recurved bow.
    The odds have been reversed and The Spirit of CECIL returns!!

  • Blacksmith

    Pisslam is a cancer on the world.

  • Seneca III

    For ‘total value’ please read ‘re-sale value’. To the demented head bangers’ women and girls are not partners on the long, difficult road of life, they are but an economic asset to be traded at profit on the global slave market that defines the Umma above all other things – including sexy goats, hobbled donkeys and little boys.

    Been there, seen that and declined the T-shirt but, then, I am not a socialist or a member of the political classes here in the UK.

    Just sayin’.

  • Where are those topless broads from Ontario over this?

  • Everyone Else

    the real reason for the covering is the psychotic level of sexual jealousy among the men – they don’t trust their wives not to stray, and they don’t trust other men not to prey on them

    they disguise their mental disease as supremacism, especially to themselves

    • dukestreet

      We have the same problem in Canada, since there are many women wearing niqab in my neighbourhood. The veil makes it worse for other reasons as well. The fact that these women are covered so completely,,makes the imaginations of the men run wild and encourages sexual abuse. The men are weaklings and cowards, since they are not required to have any self-control. The number of women abused, in countries requiring this clothing is very high. Covering up does not necessarily mean that they will be safe from the men.

      • luna

        Muslim women are covered because Muslim men are animals.