Interesting point. I think that if one examines Islam, a lot of it is based on fear of/desire for dominance over women. If you're a Muslim male, things are just fine: you can have multiple wives (unless you're poor, in which case you can't have any at all because the richer Muslims have taken them all), you can sleep with anything that moves and have 20-minute "pleasure marriages" with prostitutes, and your women basically have to stay in your home and tend to you when you decide to favor them with your presence. And this is not because of anything you've done to merit it, but simply because you're male. Mohammed's entire system is almost obsessively based on the subjugation of women. Very weird.
Even the Muslim toddlers who are male get treated differently than the female toddlers.
Someone who once lived in that part of the world explained how the societies there are so abusive & authoritarian that the only area where a man can exert any control is the home. Because the men there in general feel so helpless, insecure, and angry, they need some outlet for exercising power, which they translate as abuse.
Basically Islam caters to that mentality. In other religions, people oriente themselves around the belief system; with Islam it's the other way around.