My heart breaks for Muslim women who are so terribly abused by those who are to love them the most. Yet, that's all they know because it's all they've ever seen.
For this reason, I am a feminist, though not in the typical fashion of most American feminists who support killing their offspring and bashing men for sport. I despise those aspects of feminism.
Read about what life is like for Muslim women from one who is willing to share her story, via Jihad Watch:
Ex-Muslim writes on women in Islam
"The Liberated One, the apostate from Islam who writes from a Muslim country, is back with a blistering post on women in Islam:
'Hello, friends. First of all I apologize for being out of sight for nearly a week, as I had been really busy at work, and also had my parents visiting me and my brothers from Pakistan. While they were here staying with me, I could not but help feeling really sorry for them, especially my mother. She covers herself in that black garb and thinks that those women who do not are committing a major crime in the eyes of Allah and Mohammed and those women (actually an indirect insinuation in my direction) will surely be the fuel of the hell fire. I really feel so sorry for my mom and most of my Muslim friends who don the hijab and consider women like us not completely Muslim, and most of the Muslim men consider non-Muslim women and non-hijabi women as mere whores. Believe me when I say that no one suffers as much in this world as the Muslim women, in fact the mother of all believers Ayesha said the exact same words. Islam is heaven for Muslim men, but a hell for the believing women…. I know this and so does every Muslim women on the face of the earth, whether she lives in Pakistan or Iran or Afghanistan or Indonesia or Saudi or Algeria or Turkey…
Engaging in their own form of Stockholm Syndrome, most Muslim women publicly defend the very laws that enslave them. Like my mother, some of my friends and colleagues do. They actually justify the evil misogynistic rules of Islam and say it is for the betterment of the Muslim women. Many Muslims claim that “Islam honors women,” just as they claim that Islam is a “Religion of Peace.” The truth however, is just the opposite. Islam does not honor women, but rather, holds their very lives in absolute bondage. There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. A man can pay a dowry and sign a marriage contract with the parents of a toddler girl and consummate the marriage at age 9 just because their pedophiliac prophet Mo did that, and they think in doing that, they are just following the Sunnah. According to the Shariah, the adulterer will be stoned to death, but not many people are aware that this rule applies mostly for women, because men are allowed to have sex with their sex slaves and concubines. Even if a man and woman are caught having sex and four witnesses are also present, the punishment for women is digging up a hole and inserting her in up to her chest and then stoning her to death, whereas a man is just stoned while he is standing. And if he manages to escape, he is lucky, but a woman is not even allowed a chance to escape.'
Read it all."