Friday, May 11, 2018

How do we as Muslims explain sexual abuse of boys?

I have mentioned this many times before how Muslim women are always blamed for inviting rape and harassment because they don't wear a burka or hijab. I have mentioned before how Muslim women even in burkas and hijabs are not spared from harassment. I have shown in my other blog ( the countless comments by men (and self hating women) who do their best to make sure women are blamed for being harassed. I have mentioned before how I have been harassed by an old creepy woman. I have mentioned how some of my male friends have had sexual advances towards them by other men. I have mentioned about boys in madrassas in Pakistan and Afghanistan being subject to rape and sexual abuse.

Have a look at the following statistics about the abuse, harassment, and rape boys and men face by (mostly) other men (and some women). These links also show much of the sexual abuse and harassment is committed by mehram family members (so much for the common argument that one can relax in clothing around mehrams).

This one here is an Islamic link that tackles sexual abuse and harassment very well. Have a look at the comments at the amount of girls who have been sexually abused by their own fathers, uncles, and brothers:

Now obviously women are subject to far more abuse and harassment. But as the links show, many boys and men will have their lives ruined as well. Should we tell men, like how we do to Muslim women, that they should wear hijab and burka? Honest question. And what about around mehrams, because as the links show they commit much of the sex crimes. Should we tell boys and girls to wear hijab and burka around their own fathers, uncles, and brothers?

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