Religion exploits both men and women, albeit, women more than men. Hindus used to burn their widows; Taoists would bury their female born, and Bible ordained no priesthood for the women among other inequalities.
Muslims claim that the Koran has given equal rights to women, which is pure whey. There are no equal rights for women in Islam.
First, let us see how the Koran clearly states a man's witness is worthy of two women's:
Two men shall serve as witnesses; if not two men, then a man and two women whose testimony is acceptable to all. (2.282)
Koranic scholars defend this with statements such as, women are emotional and they are more likely to be biased. What else can be more amusing than this medieval logic?
The Koran is unequivocal when it comes to inheritance:
GOD decrees a will for the benefit of your children; the male gets twice the share of the female. (4.11)
When it comes to spousal relationship the Koran gives husbands authority to beat their wives which is delineated in the following verse:
The men are made responsible for the women, and God has endowed them with certain qualities, and made them the bread earners. The righteous women will cheerfully accept this arrangement, since it is God's commandment, and honor their husbands during their absence. If you experience rebellion from the women, you shall first talk to them, then desert them in bed, then you may beat them. If they obey you, you are not permitted to transgress against them. God is Most High, Supreme. (4.34)
Some equal rights!