Did you know that in the Christian France in 586 AD a conference was held to discuss whether a woman is a human with a soul or not? And if she has a soul, is it of a human or of an animal nature? And is her soul equal to that of a man or not?
Do you know what they agreed on then?
How did the Romans and Arabs before Islam treat woman? How was woman looked upon and considered before the advent of Islam?
Did you know that in such eras women were often treated worse than animals?
So, what did Islam come to give her? Besides, what about the widely held belief that Islam suffocates women’s rights, treating them as property?
This documentary provides here a factual record of the issue:
A very exciting video tracking women's status throughout history