margot badran

There are many verses in Quran which directly address men or prefer men to women. How do you understand this?

Islam came in a patriarchal society. It gave clear and explicit rights to women; it addressed men particularly because men were leaders of the society. They were very powerful in a tribe-like situation. Men were committing many injustices against women like keeping hundreds of wives and female infanticide. 

- Margot Badran