Husbands have a right to complete obedience from their wives. Total submission and obedience, except in things that are contrary to islamic law. Husbands have a right to keep their wives locked up in the home, to deny them the opportunity to work and earn money. Husbands have a right to sex, whenever during night or day no matter what the wife’s feeling or doing. Husbands have a right to keep their wives from seeing friends. Husbands have a right to keep their wives from seeing their family if this means that his rights will be denied, e.g. if it means that she’s not around when he feels he wants to have sex. Husbands have a right to marry three more women without asking the first wife’s permission or without even telling her about it. Husbands have a right to come straight from another wife and force the first wife to have sex with him, let him invade her body with the germs and acari of the other woman still on his body. Husbands have a right to beat their wives.
Wives have a right to food and clothing.
Except when she disobeys him in anything, if she e.g. can’t open her legs to him when he comes straight from fucking one of his other wives, then he can lock her up and deny her food and clothes, and beat her.
Islam calls this just. Islam calls this fair.
Islam claims this is beneficial for women.
Islam claims that since men are told to be kind to their women, there is no problem to the fact that men hold all the power, women none.
Problem is, there are men who are no saints. Even among the muslims, there are men who are not 100% good and saintly. Men who will be corrupted by power.
Let’s look at two men. Two equally intelligent, equally moral men. One is taught that a woman is his equal, their rights are exactly the same and that if he ever mistreats her in any way she has a right to leave him immediately and then he might lose custody of the children and must pay maintenance. If he beats her, he will go to jail. The other is taught that men are better than women, that men are the heads of women and women must obey. He is taught that he has a right to sex whenever he wants, no matter if the wife wants it or not. He is taught that he has a right to punish her if she is disobedient and that he has a right to beat her. He is taught that he can lock her up. He is taught that he can have four locked up wives who are compelled to obey his every whim. He is taught that a wife can not divorce him. And if a sharia court would force him to divorce her (which only happens after long periods of so called reconciliation and if he has been e.g. repeatedly and severely beating her) he will get custody of the children and he won’t have to pay maintenance. Who do you think is most likely to become a bad husband?
If the men are weak or have a bad character to begin with, which do you think is likely to become a monster?
Husbands and Wives in islam have rights over each other.
But only men have power.
And power corrupts.