A point made by James Martel concerning the plight of Islamic women:
Islam is the most sexist major religion when it comes to women. Just look at the child marriage, the sexual exploitation of female workers in Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia is listed as the worst country for human trafficking.
This is the dirty secret of Islam and apologist for Islam try to avoid it or dismiss the sexism as just cultural and not Islamic. A good exploration of Islamic hadith shows rampant sexism that is of a couple orders of magnitude higher than any other major religion.
That feminists have not challenged Islam head on is very telling about feminism real interest in women. There are 500,000 million women under the slavery that is Islam. Why more feminists do not work for the liberation of Muslim women from this sexism is something to ponder.
Islam must enslave their women or many will leave. If this is not so, why have a law against leaving? Yes, yes, Islam is so pure and perfect and divine. Give me a break, it is about access to women and controlling them. That is why Islam forbids women leaving? If Islamic marrage is so wonderful then give women the freedom to leave.
Interestingly, in Daniel 11:37, we find a very interesting and revealing characteristic of the Anti-Christ with regard to women: "“He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women."
The Hebrew word for "desire" in this passage is "chemdah" (pronounced "khem-daw"), which translated means "desire, goodly, pleasant, precious". In other words, he will have no regard for that which is precious to women, for what they desire or find pleasant and good. He and his followers will "manifest a treatment toward women that will be disrespectful, abusive, violent and without regard to what a woman desires or considers to be of value."