Thursday, May 14, 2009

Women are also at fault

Here's an example of a typical convoluted, rambling and generally insane Islamic screed attempting to blame women who "use all their feminine wiles to lure and entrap men and take advantage of them". It's never the mans fault, you see.


Women are also at fault

Khaled Al-Sulaiman | Okaz

The grand mufti has warned girls of sweet-talking young men, which could lead to their being blackmailed. He urged the girls to resist whatever these young men may try and to report them to the authorities. All clear enough and correct but one question remains: Who is going to protect the young men from blackmailing women?

There are girls who are more dangerous than men and who will use all their feminine wiles to lure and entrap men and take advantage of them in order to satisfy their financial desires and needs. Such blackmailing is very common, especially if the man has a family. Some men have important stressful jobs that do not allow them the extra hassle of blackmail.

Harassment, forbidden relations and blackmailing are not limited to men only, although they are the initiators in most cases.
Women have their own faults whether they responded and agreed to the harasser or whether they themselves initiated the harassment.
Women are not innocent and they must be held responsible for the consequences of their actions.

I do not think that girls are unaware of the consequences of forbidden relations with men. Girls are raised in a society that warns them against strange men and any relations with them. If any man asks a strange woman in the street what time it is, she will walk away, assuming the worst motives on his part.

If women are considered weak and emotional and an easy target to sweet-talk, then they should first protect themselves against themselves and then against men. We should not forget about protecting men from women. Just as women, men are weak when they stand in front of weak women.