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An Islamic Bill of Rights for Women in the Bedroom

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  1. Women have an Islamic right to respectful and pleasurable sexual experience.
  2. Women have an Islamic right to make independent decisions about their bodies, including the right to say no to sex.
  3. Women have an Islamic right to make independent decisions about their partner, including the right to say no to a husband marrying a second wife.
  4. Women have an Islamic right to make independent decisions about their choice of a partner.
  5. Women have an Islamic right to make independent decisions about contraception and reproduction.
  6. Women have an Islamic right to protection from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
  7. Women have an Islamic right to sexual privacy.
  8. Women have an Islamic right to exemption from criminalization or punishment for consensual adult sex.
  9. Women have an Islamic right to exemption from gossip and slander.
  10. Women have an Islamic right to sexual health care and sex education.