I don't want to make any enemies here, but I feel compelled to comment on an article that I just read which was linked into "A Learning Muslimah"'s blog.
It praises the place of women in Islamic countries and speaks of the horrors of the life of a Western woman.
I titled this "Wrong and Wrong" because in my opinion, the author (an American Christian woman) is totally wrong about women here in the Arab world, and is also totally wrong about women in America.
She glamorizes, idealizes, paints almost a fantasy life of what she thinks really goes on here, while on the other side she describes an equal but opposite mis-representation of women in America.
There is always more than what meets the eyes. And besides, what is written is not even what meets the eye, if you've actually lived in both places.
Gotta look deeper, babe. That's all I can say.
Read it here: