Growing up in a Muslim culture affected me a lot. And I mean, really, A lot.
I grew up in a society where girls weren’t allowed to date and to be seen out with guys.
I had teachers at school who would be shaming me and other girls for the way we dress and the way we think.
I grew up hating on guys and on this stupid society, I grew up wanting to stay away from it and breaking free to a place where I can find peace, peace of mind, peace of soul.
A place where no one would prejudge me based on my looks and my actions and my loud laugh.
A place where guys wouldn’t look at me as if I was a slut existing to fulfill their animal needs.
Till this day, I still hate on these people, because I feel like they ruined my childhood, my mentality.
They ruined other people too, and continue to.
But for the connection between society and religion, let me explain some more…
1. WHEN A MUSLIM GIRL DOES SOMETHING WRONG, THE WHOLE FAMILY’S REPUTATION CAN BE RUINED.
And by something wrong, I mean dating, being seen out with some guy, having multiple relationships in the past, having a physical connection with a guy and the list goes on and on…
2. THE EDUCATION IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES.
Most of the schools would have a religion teacher, and most the time the person would be an extremist.
I remember having several religion teachers at my school and they were all random people who would be trying so hard to show that they’re really cool but would also be telling us if we dated, not wore hijab, or wore clothes that were a little bit revealing, god will punish us by letting us burn in hell and hang us from our hair.
3. MUSLIM SOCIETIES ARE SEXIST. AF.
In a Muslim society, they teach you that the man is the one who’s in control and the woman follows, that’s why they have the right to hit their wives (because you know, Polygamy…), that’s why women cover their hair because men are “attracted” to it, that’s why women should be quiet, shy and remain silent, because when a woman is extroverted men would be thinking that she’s some kind of a whore.
Women get abused, physically, mentally and emotionally by men. All the fucking time. There is no one to even help them or try to listen to them because all they do is considered HARAM (forbidden by Islamic Law).
4. MEN CAN GET MARRIED TO A CHRISTIAN WOMAN BUT A MUSLIM WOMAN CAN NOT.
5. YOUR PARENTS DECIDE WHO YOU’RE GOING TO MARRY.
No discussion. A Muslim individual can only get married to what their parents decide is “better for them.”
6. YOU’LL BE SHAMED IF YOU’RE DIVORCED.
Women will be thought of being “not good” enough for their husbands or “cheaters” and men will be the victims of an unloving brutal wife.
So, as you can see… Muslim societies are ignorant, sexist and violent.
And the only thing that can stop this from happening is for WOMEN TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND SPEAK UP, FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS AND SAY NO.
Women are the only ones who are in control of this mess, they must read and educate themselves more, they must be strong and independent, they must raise their children better and be equal between their girls and boys, they must raise better generations, women are our only faith in Muslim Societies.
I’m sorry for everyone who was personally offended by what I wrote, I’m sharing my personal opinions and my past experience, so if you disagree, please be more tolerant and try to be more open-minded.