Sexuality

Les hommes ont de l’autorité sur les femmes parce que Dieu les a créés supérieurs à celles-ci et parce qu’ils dépensent leur fortune pour subvenir à ses besoins. Les femmes de bien sont obéissantes ; elles gardent cachées leurs parties intimes car Dieu les a gardé cachées. Quant à celles qui se révoltent ou qui désobéissent, il faut les réprimander, les renvoyer seules à leur couche, et les BATTRE. Cependant, si elles obéissent, n’entreprenez plus d’action contre elles. Dieu est le chef suprême. - Sureh Nisa - 34
Les efforts de réforme initiés par les hommes en faveur des femmes furent stimulés par les progrès considérables réalisés par d'autres communautés en Inde et s'inspirèrent des changements intervenus dans des pays musulmans du Moyen-Orient. Dès le début du dix-neuvième siècle, le statut des femmes était devenu un sujet de préoccupation pour les réformateurs hindu des classes et des castes supérieures. Leurs premiers efforts furent dirigés contre certaines coutumes telles que le sati et les sanctions contre le remariage des veuves, qui étaient préjudiciables au statut des femmes.
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I'm completely out of touch with my Pakistani life.
Introduction

At the beginning of the women’s emancipation struggle among the Muslims of the Indian sub-continent access to education and the campaign against Purdah were the main points. The late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries were characterized by considerable debate on these issues in the Muslim community, throughout India. The reform effort by men on behalf of women was sparked by the considerable progress made by other communities in India and was inspired by changes taking place in Muslim countries of the Middle East.
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