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Whatever you want, whenever you want….on search engines!

March 8, 2010

I am tired of lies. I am even more frustrated with people, mostly men and some sheiks, who always cite some phony scientific finding or statistic or even a hadith (that has been interpreted in a hundred different ways) to demonstrate that women are inferior to men.

So I decided to do a test. I went on to Google Home page and typed in “Women’s Intelligence” in the search bar. And Voila! I found that the internet is the place one can get whatever he wants, whenever he wants. So beware of those who cite ‘evidence’, because you can find evidence to prove or disprove anything on the internet these days…think Climate Change.

So here’s a brief overview of the some of the sites that popped up on the first page of my google search.

http://www.livingislam.org/k/wiha_e.html

Are women less intelligent than men? Why are there more women in hell? On this website, one deranged Muslim Gibril F Haddad, who is upset by an interpretation of a Hadith that claims that women are inferior in intelligence and in religion to men questions the validity of this interpretation. Apparently the interpretation given by al-Bukhari and Muslim relates that women’s inferiority mentioned in the Hadith is because 2 women witnesses, in the place of 1 male witness is required and also because women’s menses prevents them from praying and fasting. If God give women less points to heaven because we miss out on prayers because of menses, then one wonders at the fairness and justness of such a God. For a God to me is a being that epitomizes justice. Anyway, Haddad receives many responses to his question of whether this misogynistic interpretation of the Hadith is really valid…go to the website to read more

http://www.wikiislam.com/wiki/Women_are_Deficient_in_Intelligence

WikiIslam! Who would have thought?! “Evidence” here measures up different interpretations of that fateful hadith by prophet after the farewell pilgrimage. Some interpret it as the prophet using hyperbole to extract more alms from women. But why would he stoop to that level? Isn’t hyperbole just a fancy word or a noun for lying or misleading? Visit WikiIslam for more

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/05/notes-on-the-intelligence-of-women/4042/

Ex-president of Harvard University Larry Summers spoke of differences in innate aptitude between men and women that determined why men secure more tenures as professors than women. Hello?!! One would think that a Western-educated man such as Mr. Summers would not stoop that LOW!

In response to one Mr. James H Leuba, a psychologist who claimed that women’s inferiority was a result of their lower energies, Faith Fairfield writes, “ When the soul was most highly reverenced, woman had none. As the intellect became more important, woman lacked. And now, as ductless glands are considered the factors influencing character and the quality of intellectual and emotional activity, most assuredly woman possesses inferior, inadequate secretions.”

How incorrect Mr. Leuba was to assert that social barriers for women have largely been removed. Last time I checked, that really was not the case.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/01/050121100142.htm

The nicest hit I had on that first page of google search was this article in Science Daily about gray matter and white matter. Apparently women have more white matter and men have more gray matter. “Gray matter represents information processing centers in the brain, and white matter represents the networking of – or connections between – these processing centers.”

So ladies, don’t take verbal abuse from anyone. If they come up with some ‘evidence’ on why women are half that of men, then you can go on the internet and get your own evidence! Really, “whatever you want, whenever you want!”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. IntelligentBoobies permalink
    March 9, 2010 7:57 am

    Don’t let the name fool ya. I am all for women’s intelligence. I’ve heard it all before about how women are wired differently and perform better or worse in certain social/economic and even academic roles more so than others.

    The scientific studies that have been conducted in this regard does not ‘prescribe’ such a role. Its for women to choose. Unlike Hadith and Revelation.

    In the mean time, more and more women opt to get the better of men by rekindling their love for the bra– but this time with a rubik twist. This I must say, is truly a challenge for us thick, Neanderthal men.

    http://xkcd.com/457/

  2. Nadya permalink
    March 11, 2010 6:11 am

    Great job ladies! I am so glad that the women of Maldives are organizing against this nonsense. Right now Maumoon is the only person who seem to be doing anything about it. Keep it up. We support you one hundred percent.

  3. Aishath Manike permalink
    March 11, 2010 6:13 am

    Dear Rehendi group

    Just to let you know that women of this country are 100% behind you on this one. We are encouraged by your work in this struggle and we wish you the best.

    Regards
    Aishath

  4. Hussain Afeef permalink
    March 14, 2010 4:41 pm

    interesting piece… you make a good point here. someone should be monitoring the validity of these sheiks assertions.

  5. MNJ permalink
    March 23, 2010 6:59 pm

    Bit of difference when it comes to sex and certain type of intelligence, can be found here by this quite an interesting mathematical statistician.

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