i vowed to keep silent muna on social media beginning today, but i'll make this an exception because hearing about this in the news really riled me up, and i guess my reaction anyway is related to the redemption of humanity (although i know i'm not the world's savior), in this case of women as persons, as individuals.
alarming that despite all the gains that women have made amid their
struggles against sexism and stereotyping, despite all the world conferences
that have sought to advance women's situation and also sought their
empowerment alongside with that of men, there's still so much
discrimination against women that's ongoing, in various fields of
society. So many people still mistakenly view women as weak, or say that
women are strong but only because men are stronger; who say that women
don't deserve equal rights and opportunities; who believe that women
should stand behind the men and not alongside them. Gender-sensitization
advocacy and activities still have a long way to go. Keep the flame
burning, keep the passion alive, gender and development advocates!