A society where men and women are bombarded with a variety of sexual imagery at all times of the day weather on televisions, billboards, newspapers, or magazines will lead inevitably to widespread sexual agitation.
Such societies implicitly encourage citizens to compete in latest fashions that vie to fetishize certain parts of their bodies. For women the pressure continues to be tall, slim and possess bee-sting lips alongside the almost seasonal pressures.
With opportunities abound for people to meet each other via speed-dating, singles nights lonely-heart ads, nightclubs. Add to this the fact that a number of Romantic Novels, soap operas and movies have established a widespread idea that it is possible to meet the love of one’s life while offering an espresso, catching a train, or attending a lecture on the history of 20th century armed struggle in Bolivia.
The sexual agitation excited can then be satisfied by a growing number of ways, all of which are based on the core concept of freedom to choose how to live, use one’s body and how to satisfy the urge. Those ways can then include satisfaction via pornographic material, one night stands, visiting prostitutes, swinging strip-clubs, long term fidelity marriage, sexual assault and child abuse. Therefore the manner will depend solely on one’s predilections and we soon have the potential for absolute sexual chaos.
Is it any wonder that societies that fit the model outlined find themselves at the mercy of rising rates of sexual crimes, both petty and violent? The UK already has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Europe, rates of new sexually transmitted infection cases are reaching pandemic levels. A woman is raped every three minutes in Britain and the numbers on the child sex offenders register are estimated at 230,000 with 3,400 paedophiles currently serving sentences in the UK. In the United States, 1.3 women are raped every minute. That results in 78 rapes each hour, 1872 rapes each day, 56,160 rapes each month, and 683,280 rapes each year.
Islam arranged the public life through the segregation between men and women. In this way the role of men and women is clearly defined and no gender struggle took place in Islamic history. Islam organised public life through regulating the occasion where men and women need to meet together to fulfill their basic needs. In contrast western societies regulate societal life through the removal of obstacles and through the necessity of consent. Such consent pervasive and all-encompassing agitation of the sexual instinct in public manifests itself in a number of unwanted results.