In “The Media and Its Representation of Islam and Muslim Women” by Sairra Patel argues that the media always stereotypes women in Islam/Muslim are being oppressed by men. Media has taken a large portion as the reason why Islam and Muslims are characterized as men superior to women, “In television, films, books, newspapers and magazines Islam is presented as being a backward and barbaric religion”, media had affected them unjustly since what is being said in the media is not accurate. They misrepresent men as dominators and the reality is that they are equal, “And for women are right over men/similar to those of men over women...
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In conclusion, the media is representing Islam/Muslim women stereotypically: weak, dependent, and oppressed. Though Patel provides the fact that women do have rights as the Prophet Muhammad had introduced, society will not be accept the untraditional women role. The stereotypical views of woman are not accurately reflecting the civilization of the religion because Muslim/Islam society always treat men as the dominant sex, and since the women is the minority they do not obtain the opportunity to be contributing to a role that sets her as an equal to men because she will not be heard by the public.
Patel, Sairra, “The Media and Its Representation of Islam and Muslim Women”. 75 Arguments: An Anthology. Ed. Alan Ainsworth. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008. 157-163. Print.
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