I read this on an fb fanpage and it made me laugh, but it shows the true status of women in Islam:
"A man came to a Muslim and asked:
Why is it not permissible in Islam for women to shake hands with a man?
The Muslim said: Can you shake hands with Queen Elizabeth?
The man said : Of course not, there are only certain people who can shake hands with Queen Elizabeth.
Muslim replied: Our women are our queens, and queens do not shake hands with strange men!"