After September 11, 2001 World Art Erotica opened a new section on Islam and Sex from a feminist point of view. Many Muslims reacted in the same way as they have when others have offered differing or critical interpretations of Islamic ideology by sending us Death Threats.
Islam is the only major religion that does not allow criticism or satire. However, we stand by our Universal Right to freedom of speech including the right to be critical of Islam.
It is our belief that Feminism and Female Sexuality is the Achilles Heel of Radical Islam.
A woman who thinks outside of the confines of obedient wife and mother, a woman who dares to enjoy sex outside marriage. Such women receive the harshest treatment under Radical Islam.
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To believe that such behaviour is a sin is fine. To imprison or even kill such women is wrong. Plain and Simple. It goes against the fundamental human rights of women. The right to life and liberty. We hope to see such laws and practices change in the Muslim countries as they have in the Christian ones.
As with Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and many
other religions, Islam has very severe restrictions with regards to
women's rights in general and female sexual behaviour in particular. But the Islamic countries have evolved in a very
different way than in other religions of the modern world. For instance,
like Islam, Christianity is a very Patriarchal religion but there
has been a strong separation between Church and State in most Christian
As well, while the men were off fighting and dying
in the two World Wars, women in most Western countries were able to
begin dismantling many of the social and legal restrictions that prevented
them from realising their full potential as equal members of society. That process is by no means complete but with increasing
economic, political and social power women have, especially in the
West, been enjoying greater freedom to explore their every aspect
of equality including sexual freedom.
Sadly the same evolutionary path did not occur in
the Muslim countries. The Mullahs (Muslim Priests) and other Islamic
authotities are a strong power in the running of day to day affairs
of most Muslim countries. This is especially true with regards to
women and their sexuality. There are 44 predominantly Muslim countries in the
world and in most of them men and women are strictly separated in
most public areas. In fact, any public display of affection between
a man and woman, even if they are married, is forbidden in most Muslim
Women are supposed to dress modestly and be to virgins
before marriage. In fact, if a women is suspected of being sexually
active before marriage then quite often she is killled by a male member
of her family. These crimes of "honor" occur in most Muslim
countries today and the males are rarely punished. In fact, they are
looked upon as heroes for restoring their families "honor".
Even in marriage sexual equality inequality is pervasive. According to Islamic tradition men must always
be dominant, even in bed. A female is not allowed to be on top when
making love to a man. Any sexual position where the female is on top
is considered haram or sinful.
Though a woman has a right to sexual pleasure as
stated in the Quran, in actual practice a woman's pleasure is always
secondary to that of a man's. To give just one example, cunnilingus
is almost unheard of in the Muslim world. Consequently, the phrase
"sexually satisfied Muslim woman" has become an oxymoron.
And now the religion of Islam has today been hijacked
by radical Muslim fundamentalists who have an even more negative view
of sexual freedom for women. There are many more restrictions on females
that, when taken together, make Muslim women among the most sexually
abused, repressed and frustrated in the world.
Paradoxically Muslim men are also very sexually frustrated.
After all, what pleasure is there in making love to a woman who is
caged in the home, uneducated, passive and docile. Unless of course,
one is a sadist.
The result is that Muslim men have free reign in
Islamic countries with little restraining influence from women. If
we look at the world in general, we can see that countries where women
have more power and freedom tend to be less violent and intolerant
than countries where women are relegated to the roles of wife and
mother and not much more. Countries such as Holland and the Scandinavian
countries where women have great equality to men are also the countries
that are least aggresive in their behariour as global citizens.
So our solution to the problem of Islamic fundamentalism
and terrorism is simple: "GIVE MUSLIM WOMEN MORE POWER!!"
Of course as many Muslims
reply that women in the Islamic world enjoy greater rights and freedoms
than in the West. We at World Art Erotica would beg to differ. Here
are some examples of those greater "rights and freedoms"
for a female Muslim in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, Iran, Bahrain & Kashmir.
Women are 50% of the planet's population so it is
just logical that they should share 50% of the power. The West should
work very strongly towards women's emancipation in the Muslim countries
of the world. When women have a much greater degree of power in the
Muslim world there will be less of the jihad and warmongering mentality
that is so prevalent in Muslim countries today.
Promoting Female Emancipation and Equality in the
Middle East will be one of the most effective ways to achieve peace
and to prevent a looming clash between East and West. And it is much cheaper than fighting a Third World
War with the Islamic world!