It is TRULY IRONIC that the Liberal Left which has so consistently attacked Medieval Christianity with accusations of being insensitive to women and their rights, theocratic, and stifling the minds, intellects and imaginations of millions, has been so eager to protect, defend, and promote such a vicious, evil, anti-female, degrading, theocratic terror cult like Islam.
Truly amazing and hypocritical. But then, that is liberalism of today.
Truly. And actually, I even see it on here, how Islam is “stuck in ___ century” or it’s “positively medieval and barbaric.”
The High Middle Ages produced chivalry—where the man was supposed to sacrifice all to protect and defend the honor of his lady. It produced the troubadours who put women up on pedestals. Take a look at any medieval art collection, what do you see? Enormous tenderness toward the Virgin Mary. And literature...sheesh. Can you imagine an Islamist writing the Paradiso, with Dante being taken on a tour through heaven by the beloved and angelic Beatrice?
There is not and there has never been *any* Christian equivalent for the systematic downgrading of women in Islamic theology.