Share I never wanted to get married. Yes, I was that woman. My mom loves to tell stories of how even when I was a little girl I would bemoan how much more women do than their husbands, and how they were never even thanked for their work. As an adult I became more adamant about this decision to never marry, mainly because the marriages I saw around me growing up in Bangladesh just expected women to compromise and sacrifice more than their male counterparts. I also witnessed a lot of bad marriages, or bad matches, I should say, since most partnerships around me were made in a culture that only believed in arranged marriages.
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By Peter Ferguson Friday 11 Apr , 8: However, not all traditions are worth preserving; for example, it was once traditional for only men to vote. This is one such tradition which was happily redefined for the betterment of society. So the preservation of a tradition should be based on the substance and merits of that tradition, and not defended simply because it is a tradition. Same-sex marriage in ancient cultures So how did the current definition of marriage arise? Many opponents of equal marriage would like to believe that marriage has always been between a man and a woman, but this simply is not true. Same-sex marriages have been recorded globally across many cultures.
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Thompson Journal of Religion in Africa 41 brill. This provides an important counterpoint to decontextualized representations of Swahili Islam as excluding women from positions of authority. More often than not, I was encouraged to spend time in the sitting room, where men discussed poetry and Islam, rather than in the bedroom, where, as I learned later, the women of the family and their female guests discussed less lofty or idealized topics. How could I spend time in the bedroom to hear more than just snatches of conversa- tion about runaway wives, disobedient daughters, alcoholic uncles, and abusive husbands?
There is a lot of misinformation about Islam in the media. A religion of some 1. I sometimes tell my students that Islam is Judaism Redux — bigger cast, bigger budget. Like Judaism, questions of right and wrong are conceived of more in the idiom of law than in a more abstract sense of principles.