I have often encountered the argument from muslims and ismalists that the fact that islam says that men are a degree above women is not misogynist – it’s practical.
They claim that gender roles are natural, not sexist. That the man’s right to force his wife to be a stay at home mum is not sexist, that a man’s right to deny his wife the freedom to venture abroad or leave the house is not sexist, that a man’s testimony being worth twice as much as a woman’s is not sexist, that a man’s right to beat his wife is not sexist, that a man’s right to rape his wife is not sexist. It’s practical.
And of course it’s practical to be allowed to beat somebody who doesn’t agree with you or immediately obey you, it’s practical to have somebody cook your food in time, do your laundry, clean your house, take care of your children, whom you can deny ever leaving the home and whom you can command to have sex whenever, day or night. It’s practical to be allowed to have sex with four different women while they are required to stay at home and be at your beck and call, practical to be allowed divorce by a simple statement while your spouses have no right to divorce. Just like it was practical to have somebody pick your cotton.
And you can say that, if a woman being able to carry a child and give birth makes it practical to force her to submit to a man, somebody being of brown skin makes it practical to force them to do the cotton picking under the blazing sun.
Same shit. Same kind of discriminating BS.