For centuries one of the main criticisms of Islam in the West is that it denigrates women. “New Atheists” such as Richard Dawkins point to sexism and misogyny. On this question of women and Islam, it is important to note that, like the Christian Bible and Judaism’s Talmud, the Koran and Islamic Law are a mixed bag. Muslim feminists counter that Islam improved the lives of women by outlawing infanticide, by recognizing marriage as a contract between husband and wife, by giving wives ownership of dowries and by allowing women to inherit property.
Based on the above video and your readings do you think that the hijab is oppressive or liberating?
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