I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law.
All I ever want is to return to either Bangladesh, my motherland, or India, my adopted home.
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!
I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
In traditional societies, we have a long legacy of men controlling the body and mind of women. Such societies have valorised motherhood and fabricated concepts like chastity. Women have been the victims of these notions for thousands of years.