In Islam, woman is an independent entity. It is not tolerated at all that she remains a slave‑girl. At the same time, her chastity and modesty has been given similar importance.
We observe nowadays that even when 10 men walk nobody looks at them. On the other hand, if a single woman walks all eyes are set on her. Almighty Allah has kept a certain power of attraction in the very form of woman. If effective arrangements are not made to stop that gaze which is directed at her, then thousands of tribulations and unrests will be born, which will destroy the very fabric of the society.