We in the West are used to seeing women everywhere around us. We see them as colleagues in the office, sitting next to us on the bus, as patrons in restaurants, jogging in the street, and working in shops. We are also seeing more women than ever in leadership positions as prime ministers, politicians, chancellors, directors, and bosses. Women born in the West in the 1990s onward take this as a given. They do not consider that walking to school or sitting in a café is a triumph of liberalism. But in some parts of Western cities and towns these days, you may notice something strange: there are simply no women around - or very few.
- From Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights by Ayaan Hirsi Ali