I found this on Quora, and I’ll quote the one who posted it, one Caleb Beers:
This question is great!
For those of you not in the know, “Islam is right about women” is a statement that is designed to confront your deeply-held assumptions about the way things are and challenge your identity. If you agree and say, “Yes, Islam is right about women,” you’re endorsing the way Muslim countries treat women, which makes you a misogynist. But if you disagree and say “No, Islam isn’t right about women,” then you’re an Islamophobe.
The problem is this: some of us have an awkward relationship to Islam, because the Islamic world is not progressive, but Muslims are an “oppressed” group. Yeah, yeah, there are a few liberal Muslims (mostly in Western countries) but Islamic societies are not exactly liberal.
This places us in an awkward position: you want to align yourself with “oppressed” people, and Muslims are a designated “oppressed” group, so you can’t really criticize them. On the other hand, though, practicing social liberalism would get you beheaded, or at least flogged, in most Muslim countries.There has never been a “Slutwalk, Mecca,” and perhaps you should ask yourself why that is…
Here’s the news report about it: