Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mentally, women are inferior to men

If you are a Pakistani woman and want to be treated as a person (like your male peers) by the law, then you are in for a rude shock...According to an article in the Dawn, "The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has declared the term ‘gender equality’, used in Section 7(a) of the National Commission for Status of Women Ordinance of 2000, ‘vague and un-Islamic’ and called for its repeal." The Council explained that "the concept of ‘gender equality’ was impracticable because of ‘distinct differences’ in anatomy and physical and mental capabilities. The CII described the term as ‘absurd and un-Islamic’."