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Spencer Whittaker Essay #8 REWRITE Question: In what ways were Islamic females still lower on the cultural hierarchy? Women under the Qur'an have a respect towards them that sort of hinders on the circumstance. It is almost that women are to be respected, but not served. It was very different for a religion to grant females this sort of understood respect both in marriage and in an overall sense. The treatment of women changed so much according to culture or religion, from despised to revered even. Some religions spoke of an understood role for women where their jobs were the same across the board and the hierarchy of their status never changed. However, in Islamic cultures, even though they gave women a respected stature, the males were clearly the dominant gender. Such a patriarch even spoke of times that it was all right to have a divorce with your wife in the Qur'an. Females were respected, but all in all, they were at a position that granted them a lack of control. Women of the Islamic culture had to always remember that they were still in a fragile state. The state of women as written in the Qur'an was based in large part on their ability to have children. Understanding that they underwent some changes to their reproductive system, Muslims decided that the best way to deal with them was to “therefore keep aloof from the women during the menstrual discharge”. (1) From this, it is easy to see what trait of women was
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