Before I write anything else let me state that I am a radical believer and advocator of meritocracy. Empowering women at the expense of men is incredibly stupid, I am not seeing such a thing in any Muslim country. There are so many sectors in which normal women are outperforming or are performing on par with men, these women must be encouraged. There are some exceptional women who are able to perform on par with men in certain sectors in which men outperform women on average, these exceptional women shouldn't be stopped or discouraged; however, they must be recognized as exceptional women as normal women won't be able to perform as well as them in such sectors.It may have improved, but it is still lagging way behind where authorities wants it to be. And it only improved because of political pressure. BTW, I have nothing about women being rich. Good for them, just not at the expense of impoverishing men and depriving them from job opportunities. For the rest I agree. Even non-muslims in Africa and India still do bad things to women, so it is not related Islam and it cannot be accused. But the main thing is not to empower women at the expense of men. And let women choose what to pursue, not putting societal pressure on them to work or not like what politicians and the media is doing.