Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Egyptian women and the Revolution
I was never a fan of the political participation projects, and I was convinced that it deal with the symptoms not will the illness , and that we need cultural shift to change the ratioo of the women participation in politics
The revolution of the 25 of January striked me hard for many reasons , it showed that if the women felt they are related to or they belong to the country, I am proud to say that The Egyptian women are playing an extra ordinary role in the revolution , they are fighting for private and public rights, they are claiming their rights as equal citizens in this country.
When I was in Tahrir, I saw young and old women, veiled women and non veiled women, and political oriented women and non political women.
I saw them side to side to the men, they did not listen to the traditional calls that Tahrir is not a place for women .
I saw the Egyptian women doing untraditional roles in organising , stargising. Spreading the information and leading the revolution. They were in everywhere writing new line of the herstory of women.
I was even astonished that the Muslim Brotherhood with there covering ultra religious veil are in Tahrir staying outside their houses in the cold nights protesting, I hope this will ne a turning point in the MB way of approaching women rights issues
I am happy that I belong to the Egyptian feminsit movement, I believed for long time that women are perservers of the traditions, now I believe that they are radical enough to smash any rule
to be continued in better moment