Sunday, February 20, 2011

Women's lib in Arab countries

Is the Arab Middle East Really Ready for a True Revolution?

Posted By Phyllis Chesler On February 14, 2011 @ 8:00 am In Email,Feature,The Feminist Hawks' Nest | 4 Comments

Is the Arab Middle East really ready for a true revolution? A genuine uprising in the Muslim world which does not focus on the issue of women's rights is not much of an uprising and does not bode well for a true democracy, one defined by the rule of law, a constitutional system of checks and balances, a separation of mosque and state, freedom of religion, a free press, universal education, individual human rights and freedom.

Miraculously, amazingly, a Saudi woman or a number of Saudi women have just launched a new and fabulous Facebook page. They call it Saudi Women Revolution. It features a white smurf-like figure joyfully throwing off her chains and has links to the Saudi women's drive-in and to campaigns against child brides.