It’s not Islam that’s sexist, it’s our ignorant cultures.
Many times we forget the blessings we have in our life. Every initial test seems like a load, but we realize later that that very test was what made us who we are today. We need to realize that everything given by God's grace, bad or good, helps build our character and beliefs. We grow as a person everyday, and we should not regret any decision we made in our life, because in the long-run that decision may be the reason we are who are today.
Better to be hit with the truth than soothed with a lie.