In Europe, men thought women had no need for education or the ability of public speaking. Their role mostly consisted of taking care of their kids and taking care of the house. The role of women was fought over in France for over 300 years. They also had arranged marriages at as young as fifteen years old. Some women were were rulers or became authors, but it was not common.
In the Ottoman Empire, segregation of women was most common among the imperial elite and upper- class families. Women of the lower classes were generally freer to circulate, in pert because of their involvement in economic activities. Circumstances varied significantly, however, according to the time and place. During times of festivity, for example, restrictions on women appearing in public were often much relaxed. Conversely, concerns about public morality occasionally produced a backlash that led to increased segregation.
In Islam, a man can have up to four wives at the same time. In addition, a man is given the right to beat his disobedient wife until she obeys.Men are superior to women in Islamic teaching.In Islamic law, a woman's testimony is worth half that of men because the female mind is considered deficient. Women are only entitled to inherit half of what men do. Islam is set up to specifically oppose Christianity on every important doctrine. For example, Christianity teaches that God is a Trinity—one God revealed in three persons (or manifestations). Islam, however, vehemently denies the Trinity as blasphemy. To Muslims, God is distant and unknowable. His relationship to man is that of master/slave. He is not the personal God that Christians know and trust. Christianity insists that man is fallen—that we are "dead in our sins"—that we are in fact incapable of standing up to a holy and righteous God. Islam, on the other hand, says that humankind is weak and forgetful but not fallen. Islam teaches that man is capable of righteousness—all he has to do is just do it. This marks a defining difference between Islam and Christianity.The difference between Islam and Christianity on the nature of man is not trivial. If Christianity is correct on this point, the practices of Muslims are futile because their efforts will not get them into heaven. Only an acceptance of Christ's finished work on the cross as a substitutionary payment for our sins will get us to heavan. If Islam is correct, the whole purpose of Jesus' sacrificial death and resurrection was a useless shame. I tried my best not to put my thoughts and point a views in here. So no disrespect to the two religions. I have only stated what is fact.
Women were treated differently. In the Ottoman Empire, Women were liked caged animals. They were not allowed to do much of anything. Sure they were allowed to participate in religious festivals, but they were treated hard. They were forced into marriages and they had no hear say on to who they were going to marry, You had to believe in eh religion, or else you could be put to death. In Europe, women were much freer to be themselves. yes they had to be a religion, but they had rights that the Ottoman women did not.
Christianity and Islam had their difficulties. They each wanted the other to convert to their religion. They thought that their religion was the only and only religion that should be available on Earth.
The women, unlike any other civilization, had a high status in the Ottoman Empire. They had freedom to work wherever they wanted and could own their land. The upper-class women could managed businesses and controlled wealth.
The women were thought differently here. They were expected to maintain the house work and stay out of the way of the men. Their freedom was most likely the complete opposite from the women of the Ottoman Empire. Very rare was it to see a European woman accomplish outstanding things or become an author or such.
Their appearance was was similar to those of men and bore the same name. The main items for the women's wear was ankle-length trousers, long sleeved under tunics.
Christianity and Islam disagree over the identity of Jesus. Although the Muslims believe in God, just like Christians, they do not believe this one God is three persons.
They also disagree on the death of Jesus.
Women in the Ottoman Empire had it better than women in other Muslim societies. They were under some of the same restrictions as other women in different Muslim societies, but the women of the Ottoman Empire were treated almost equally to men because of the Turkish beliefs in their area. They were able to own and inherit property, they couldn't be forced into marriage, and were sometimes even allowed to get a divorce. Some women even gained power in the palace and became senior officials. There punishments were still very severe, their punishments were usually even worse than a man's would be.
During this time European women were subject to more common household duties. They were in charge of preparing and serving food, they weaved clothing, and raised and educated their children. They were mostly there for show and didn't have much say in anything. They weren't really involved in politics and were considered better to be seen than heard. There were instances of women becoming rulers and writers, but it was very rare and they were usually very privileged people that came from wealthy families. There were many cases of arranged marriage in Europe. They were mainly based on the gaining of power. Women in Europe wouldn't be punished that badly and could get away with a lot more than a women in the Ottoman Empire.
While the women in the Ottoman Empire had more political rights, the European women had it easier with the law and were not punished as severely. They were also allowed to go out into public without their faces covered. Both had rights the other didn't and overall it's hard to determine who had it better. The Ottoman women had more political power, but they were under more restrictions than the European women.
The families in each society generally played the same roles. They were there to pass on the family name. The children didn't have much say in either society and the girls were considered to be less than the boys.
The role of Christianity and Islam played a huge factor in the treatment of women. Islam and Christianity didn't acknowledge many rights for women. In Islam men were considered the superior to women and in Christianity women weren't considered to be equal to men either. Women in Islam weren't given any rights. They weren't equal to men and they didn't have a voice. In Christianity, women weren't given equal rights and they weren't allowed to have religious authority in a church. They couldn't obtain priesthood and had to be sisters and nuns.
Overall it's hard to say which group had more rights. Neither had the same and if I had my way, I would take some rights from each group and make a good society for women.
Women were treated better in the Ottoman Empire, than the Muslim life. In the Muslim society, women basically had no rights. They could not be highly ranked citizens like the officials for kings and queens. The Muslim society thought that us women could have no "outside" life, and had no where near the equal amount of rights the men did.
Although in the Ottoman Empire, women and men were ranked equally on the whole rights thing. These women could even give advice to men, as well as being able to own their own property, as well as being able to get a divorce in certain cases. They were also not forced into marriage.
I would have to say that neither group has more rights, because both groups have flaws, and ups and downs when it comes to the religion.
Throughout story woman have always been treated the same, most of the time. They were treated like they had no rights. They were just the men's property that raise his children and kept the household clean.It wasn't until later on in history that this changed, but African Americans got their rights years before women did.
In the Ottoman Empire, woman got a lot of their rights given. They were treated equally to men. They could own land, and participate in political affairs. However, though this didn't last long. Christianity was kick out of the Ottoman Empire and replaced but Islam.
In the Islamic part of the world now, women are treated terrible. They have no say so in any part of their life's. Men controlled everything, even who they married.
I think that the Ottoman Empire would have been a great empire, if it wouldn't had let Islam kick out Christianity.
here's two quotes that would clear the misinformed facts that had been used in some of the comments above. and yes I am gonna repeat this.
16th century, Solomon Schweigger, a catholic priest "The Turks govern the world and their wives govern them. In no other country women do enjoy themselves as much."
18th century letter, Lady Mary Wortley-Montage "Nowhere else are women as free as they are in the Ottoman Empire."
Notice how the two quotes stated that women in the ottoman empire enjoy freedom more than the women of other country.
p/s sorry for my bad English.
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