Even in the most intellectual settings, their eyes chase you everywhere.
They barge into an egotistical conversation that is dominated by their lust and hunting instincts, trying to impress you and hoping to convert you into a groupie! And the moment your tongue starts voicing your opinions in an attempt to balance the logic of such conversation, they resist dealing with you as an equal. Not to spoil the perpetual image they hold of women as either bimbos or feminists, they stir the conversation into that safe area that every woman must enjoy- the killing smile and hypnotizing eyes.
Instead of getting mentally paralyzed on our appearances, why can’t they look at our intellect as genderless entity, appreciating the ideas and projects we bring to the table?
I seriously think that instead of getting stuck on the impossible mission of democratizing Arab governments, we ought to to start with democratizing Arab men.
For their chauvinistic mentalities and outdated beliefs and attitudes towards women need not be completely eroded starting over with a clean fresh slate.
No free thinker can be tied down by prejudices.
No human being has the right to undermine a fellow human being on the basis of gender.
The chauvinistic politics that jail women in the frame of shame, subjugating us to different kinds of discrimination need to change.
In the so-called modern world, where men are forced to deal with women on daily basis, women remain the victims of the men’s chauvinistic remarks, passes and looks. Arab men’s decayed mentality needs a serious make over.
They need to understand that we are here to resist; we are here to share life with them, emphasizing sharing.