Thursday, April 26, 2012

Misogyny

I wonder when it will ever end.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/04/the-real-roots-of-sexism-in-the-middle-east-its-not-islam-race-or-hate/256362/#.T5kG8U6u4WM.facebook


I wonder if it CAN end. I think it rears its head in sooo many forms that it's impossible to stop. The worlds gone too far with it. men who are misogynists somehow may not even realise they are. It comes out in such subtle mannerisms. It's both violent and subtle. Passive and active. Soft and hard.
I often think to myself- why... Even in religion.. Aren't there any Female prophets or leaders.. If God has chosen us to carry and deliver life.. Surely he would believe we Are stronger and the more capable?
Today.. Most Men no longer hunt and live in the jungle nor do I even know of any man who's job is more physically demanding than a womans... So what extra strength do they have that would ever justify such ridiculous belief that men are worth more or stronger than women. Where and how does such a myth still live on today? We talk about modernity and how we have evolved and how we use our 'akal' our brains.. And how advanced we are. We laugh off unicorns and ghosts n myths.. Yet myths such as men being of more value or worth or strength than women.. Still conveniently remain tighly engrained in the psyche and spill out over all aspects of life and the world.. In every area and every industry..

It's a shame.. A darn shame that such an evolved race as humans and such smart men and women.. Will believe in such lies such myths such convenient 'truths' even today.

Everyday.. My 'akal' tells me what I am really worth.. And the atrocities against women just keep on going.. And I just don't know how to empower us women .. I don't know how we will ever stop this ugly animal of misogyny that's become part of 'normal' by myself.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mo said...

Hi Sarimah,
First of all, I'm really glad that you raised this issue. I feel the same way too - that there's what the world tells me, subtly and non-so-subtly about my worth (or lack of) and what my aqal and what my conscience says - that I am worthy (and I believe, I believe of the latter).

Speaking of what you can do, I think this post is a great first step. You don't need to pressure yourself into joining a women's rights NGO, though, if that's not your cup of tea, but you can definitely brainstorm a myriad of ways for women's empowerment. The key is not to quest for perfection (to quote friend: only God is perfection), but to do what we can. Whatever it is, I hope you discover what you set out to find.

April 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Mr Lonely said...

walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =)

Regards,
http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

May 1, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

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