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Wilde also subverts the ideals of marriage by undermining the concept as a whole and at the same time he inverts traditional gender roles and class in society.

The Economic and Political Position of Women In Islam

Not only in the idea of creation Islam has granted equality to men andwomen, but also women are given the same spiritual status as men. For exampleQur'an Sura 33 Verse 35 states:

Especially in the rigorous social norms of the Victorian age.

The women begin praising the men; they are touched by what the men are about to sacrifice.

The International Woman Suffrage Association: The International Woman Suffrage Association, established between 1899 and 1902, held its first meeting in Berlin in 1904. A series of Congresses followed, each with the aim of improving women’s rights, and each providing a stimulus for similar transforming movements throughout the world. At the Alliances’ seventh meeting in Budapest in 1913, euphoria about success was in the air, causing American Carrie Chapman Catt to claim: “Our movement has reached the last stage....Parliaments have stopped laughing at woman suffrage, and politicians have begun to dodge!”

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Wilde has included serious and controversial subjects such as the influence of religion which implies Wilde’s comedy is not a game but a serious criticism of Victorian society....

Women's rights in Iran - Wikipedia

And in nowise covet those things in which Allah hath bestowed His giftsmore freely on some of you than on others: to men is allotted what theyearn, and to women what they earn: But ask Allah of his bounty. For Allahhath full knowledge of all things.

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From what is left by parents, and those nearest related there is a sharefor men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large-adeterminate share.

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Islam has given women the rights to work, to own property and to havewealth. Women can seek employment and work in profession such as medicalcare, teaching, civil and justice professions. These rights remains thesame before and after marriage.

Teaching Women’s Rights - Women In World History

Similarly Iran, which had granted women suffrage in 1963 and passed numerous women’s equal rights legislation in the 70s, repealed all these gains when the revolutionary government of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini came to power in 1979. Women were eliminated from all decision-making positions within the government, dress requirements were enforced, and women’s organizations were declared corrupt and disbanded. The future looks brighter today. A growing urban, middle class is making some progress by situating women’s rights within the cultural framework of Iran, and noting that in order to modernize, Iran must improve the status of women.

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The above brief discussion shows the equal status of men and women inIslam. However, in practice, these rights have been violated and the positionof Muslim women has undergone dramatic changes for the worst since earlyIslamic era. Upon the death of the Prophet, the restriction of women'srights began to increase with the course of history. The pre-Islamic societiesof Arab, Persian, Indians and others were patriarchal societies. They hadtheir own cultures, customs, and belief systems.