The Double Standard Dilemma: Part II
Written by Stephanie Siam
Last week we met Ali and Jennifer, a newly-married Muslim couple hailing from opposite sides of the globe.
Ali and Jennifer were caught in an issue that often arises in new marriages of the Islamic persuasion: the double-standard. Specifically, that men are often held to (or hold themselves to) different customs, traditions, rules and expectations than women are – within their families, within their societies and within marriages.
As previously discussed, the first way the ridiculous double-standard appear in an Islamic marriage is through the unequal expression of anger. For more about this, please check out Part I here.
The second way double-standards pop up in marriage is through the concept of working – both inside and outside the home.
Working Inside the Home
It’s no secret the United States experienced its own Women’s Suffrage movement during the late…
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