American dating muslim style
You start to feel like you're looking at everyone who's left on the shelf.” Muslims using an internet dating site, such as and Muslim Mingle, I’ve heard that the problems can get even more unsettling. AMARATES PLEASE MARRY ME IF ANY OLD LADY OR GIRL WANT YOUNG BOY FOR FULL LIFE WITH 50 YEARS AGRIMENT [sic]” reads one post.As well as the issues of “he's too pious,” or “he's just a bit boring,” there can be far greater worries about whether potential suitors are simply weighing up your worth based on your ability to secure them a visa. The whole experience raises a bigger question: how do you find someone of faith to share your life with when you are in a minority?Irish feminists – both male and female – have had a lot of calling out to do over recent decades and we haven’t shied away from that.When I was born Irish women weren’t allowed to collect children’s allowance, sit on a jury, put their name to the deeds of their home or, in some cases, work after marriage. But if you believe that all people are created equal, you fight for it.And thirdly, because I'd become really tired of trying to explain my faith to the atheists I was dating, who at best looked on it as a quaint eccentricity, and at worst just thought I was an idiot.Unfortunately, as hit and miss as internet dating can be on mainstream, generic sites, it gets even worse on the niche ones, contrary to what you'd expect – at least in my experience and several other women I've shared tales of woe with. What with more female churchgoers than men, the odds are already stacked against women and sometimes you have no choice but to look outside your immediate pool.
Having a religion in common with someone doesn't actually guarantee you have anything else in common.
But this should not mean that we blindly defend practices – against women and minorities – that we would never tolerate in our own countries.
Questioning certain cultural practices of the Islamic world does not automatically make one Islamophobic in the same way as questioning certain practices of the Catholic church did not make us hate all Irish Catholics.
Rape within marriage wasn’t a crime because a wife was, essentially, sexually owned by her husband. So why then, do liberal, feminist calls for equality stop at borders?
Decades of hard, tough slog by feminists changed many of Ireland’s anti-women laws. I am at a loss to understand why equality is purely for one particular group of people and not for others.