How to read the sexist verses of the Quran to your daughter

Pro-tip: a lot of the sexist verses are in the fourth chapter of the Quran called The Women (in case the heading didn’t give it away).

I made today’s cartoon as a recommendation for those who find themselves in the unenviable position of reading the Quran to a daughter whom they wish to grow up with confidence and self-respect.

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I think I will one day be a good father and forego the whole Abrahamic mythology all together.  I’d be much prouder if my daughter could quote visionaries, scientists and philosophers from around the world.  Personally, I find that the works of Rumi (for example) are far more beautiful and thought-provoking than the Quran.  Rumi’s poetry has the added benefit of coming from a much more interesting and colorful historical context (and one which we actually know something about)!

Meanwhile, the The Holy Quran (as interpreted by the talented Yusuf Ali) teaches us:

Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children’s (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half.

I know, I would not want to tell my daughter that either.  The good news is, most people don’t even read the damn thing!


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