Many muslim scholars claim that one reason polygyny has been granted men is that women bleed. Women suffer from menstrual bleedings and post partum bleedings after giving birth. These bleedings are considered unclean and render a woman impure. A man is forbidden sexual intercourse with his wife while she is bleeding. Muslim scholars claim that allah has deemed it to much of a burden for a man to be denied sex a few days every month, hence polygyny is allowed.
The fact that polygyny leaves a woman without a sex life 50-75 % of the rest of her life obviously is not a burden to her. Nor is the fact that forced polygyny will leave her devastated and physically and mentally raped.
Men are allowed to pray even if they have a nosebleed or huge body wounds and are bleeding to death after battle. But muslim scholars claim that women are forbidden to pray while menstruating. Many also say that a menstruating woman, or a woman with post partum bleedings, is not allowed to touch the quran or visit a mosque. This is one of the reasons why women are imperfect in religion. They are forbidden prayer and the quran when they bleed.
The wonderful gift of life is thus turned into an impurity. Being given the preferment of giving new life is turned into a curse – by men and by islam.
Of course, there is no greater preferment than being the sex who can bring a new life into this world. But islam turns it into something shameful and dirty. Men have been barred from this the greatest gift, and as a revenge they turn the gift into a curse.
How can women accept this?
A woman who has given birth should be given a throne of gold on which she could sit and offer her prayers, should she wish, while all barren and cursed men should be barred for being impure….
All men should prostrate themselves in front of their wives who have the ability to give life to their children.
Islam makes women out to be imperfect and subordinate creatures. Our biological functions are portrayed as curses. We are impure. A woman is awrah.
Islamist websites often describe women as “hidden pearls”. They try to paint an attractive picture of misogyny, making it out as protective of women. Women must cover because they are awrah, except for their hands and face (some muslim scholars say that women should only be allowed to show one eye!). Many islamists also claim that a woman’s voice is awrah, or the sound from her heels. They say this is to protect women. But awrah means deficiency, shame and imperfection. So islam claims that a woman is shame. A woman is deficient. A woman is imperfection. A cursed impurity that must be hidden, covered, invisible and inaudible. This is how islam honours women.
Every gift and blessing endowed to women is turned into shame, impurity and disease by islam.
And women let them do it.