Archive | July, 2013

How married/divorced women are usually perceived!

The way society views married women is a shock to me. But then again, why should it surprise me? This society has no respect for anything, no respect for anything at all. Yes, I’ve been told on many occasions that there aren’t a lot of men who think like I do. Yes, I’m becoming more [...]

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“Weak, undependable, defective and inferiors” ? More than enough!

I have been a girl that lived in a conservative society for my whole life. Thank god, to a point my parents were a bit loose. But that doesn’t mean I have not seen what a cruel moral and physical treatment a woman receives. So next, I’m  not going to talk about women’s right in [...]

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Building the “Greatest Jihad” movement in Lebanon

University summer courses are over, but war isn’t!  Working for a better social political management in Lebanon, as well as for human rights and peace is a continuous process, a lifetime struggle paved with numerous obstacles, and especially: extremist mentality and movements characterized by bigotry and bias, occupying most Lebanese ‘spaces’ (political, social, cultural, religious, sectarian,…) [...]

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Rire ou pleurer? Mon opinion sur les droits des femmes au Liban

Après avoir lu une panoplie d’articles, jai decidé de présenter mon opinion sur les droits de la femme au Liban. Rire ou pleurer? Par où commencer? La violence à domicile, le harcèlement dans la rue, l’inexistence quasi totale de structures de soutien pour les femmes ayant quitté leur foyer? Toute la situation étant renforcée par la main-mise [...]

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L’obscurantisme disparaîtra avec la prise de responsabilité des femmes

 La femme, enfermée dans des modèles traditionnels : l’épouse, la mère, la muse, la madone…, cherche à faire reconnaître son statut d’être humain libre et responsable, son originalité et son égalité avec l’homme. Quand on s’interroge sur la condition des femmes dans nos sociétés, on est frappé par la disparité des situations. Pour bien des raisons, [...]

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I woke up a Girl!

Today I woke up a Girl, I began my daily routine as usual; I cleaned up, brushed my teeth, combed my hair, I got dressed, and drove to the Campus. On my way there, a billboard on domestic violence caught my attention. Will a paper, or a law, solve the sexual discrimination issues? Well at [...]

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Le salut des femmes et de la société libanaises passe par nous!

“Je suis une femme libanaise.” Etant plus jeune, je croyais si fort à l’honneur et la fierté qui accompagnaient cette phrase. Aujourd’hui, je pourrais bien dire: “Je suis un objet made in Lebanon” et je pense que cela procurerait le même effet. Mon texte n’est pas objectif et ce n’est pas une simple présentation de [...]

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Women’s Rights in Lebanon: Illusion or Reality?

Abusive partners, marital rape, domestic violence, does it sound familiar? Recently, media is covering even more of these tragedies that are affecting Lebanese women on a daily basis. Unfortunately, laws that protect women’s rights are out of question in this country due to several reasons: financial, social, and religious Many Lebanese women are housekeepers. They [...]

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Il est temps d’agir, de moderniser, d’évoluer!

Le Liban, un pays qui se détache de son identité Arabe que lui impose sa situation géographique, par la fierté qu’il accorde à son image démocratique ainsi que par les différentes réformes qu’a connu la société Libanaise, sous l’influence de l’Occident. Cependant, c’est toujours à travers un regard douteux, des gestes hésitants et des cris [...]

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

I have always been close-mouthed when someone asks me “What do you think about women’s rights in Lebanon?” Shouldn’t we have human rights before thinking about those of women’s? It is true that women’s rights are somehow worse than men’s, but they are not THAT worse.  Whether it is a girl, woman, boy, man or [...]

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