Kiliç, Sadık
March 2006
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2006, Vol. 10 Issue 27, p1
Academic Journal
Although from a totalistic humanistic perspective, woman is the sine qua non and founding element of humanity, and is the heavy laborer and master of this mystic and attractive process called life and existence, woman is considered as a commodity in social exchange and use in virtually all civilizations, and in spite of attractive and appealing rhetorics, woman cannot get rid of this status attached to woman as a label of phenomenal destiny. What is dramatic is that this status, which hurts and even embarrasses every conscious man who shouldered the responsibility of living is frequently based on religious texts, and, in the case of Islam, on the Qur'an and the Traditions. However, when the religious passages on which this perspective is based are read focusing on absolute truth and human phenomenology, one will understand that this is not the case. In other words, this discourse of ontological inequality, which is claimed to derive from God and his Messenger, must be destroyed with mutual cooperation of women and men, in the name of the cosmic order and peace.


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