Sunday, September 19, 2004

Excerpt from the

Women Won’t Be Allowed to Run in Civic Poll
Abeer Mishkhas & Somayya Jabarti, Arab News

Representing the views that women should not run for office, an anonymous Shoura Council member said: “What do women want with voting and municipality elections? Why would they want to trouble themselves with things that are new and unfamiliar? These issues are against their nature so why ask for trouble?”


Another day, another struggle as a woman in this country.

What is it that the men here fear so much from a woman's independence? Castration anxiety?

Will all the lost if women get any rights at all?

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