Women and the Koran

Paperback, 115 pages

Women and the KoranRevelations and Generalizations

A Devine Bias

Sex, and When Resistance is Futile

Maid-servants, slave-girls and pre-pubescent females

Why Men Are Always Right

On the road and no bookkeeper can be found

Who Gets What - Wills and Testaments

The Invisible, Illiterate Woman

Wills and Witnesses

Husband Dies

Wife Dies

A Vicious Circle


Women As Fields To Be Ploughed

A Contractual Affair, Polygamy

Women of the Book and Slave-Girls

Daughters-in-Law, Widows, Orphaned Girls


Divorce by Zihar

Spinsters, Prostitutes and Suckling

Spinsters and Prostitutes

The Suckling Imperative

Making a Male a Close Relation by Suckling Him

The Perfect Wife

A Man and His Wives

In the Prophet's House

A Taste of Honey

A Child Bride’s Indiscretion

Seclusion of the Wives

Dress Code Exceptions


A Lost Verse Remembered

Speculation About the Lost Verse

The Satanic Verses

An Androcentric Universe

A Prophet and a Prude

The Cult of Masculinity

Women and What It Means To Be Civilized

Women of Islam

Women of Sumer

Civilization In The Balance

The front cover is from a photograph by John Goddard of the Toronto Star which has been embossed for artistic purposes and to obscure the identity of the participants in a prayer in the cafeteria of a Toronto, Ontario (Canada) public school.

At the very top of the picture are prostrated boys and men. Behind them it is women and girls. At the bottom of the cover you can make out school girls sitting and watching. They cannot participate in the prayer because they are menstruating, and in the eyes of Allah are unclean.