I finally finished my Women in the Middle East book review
Its finally done! I read this beautiful, informative book, Women in the Middle East; Tradition and Change by Ramsy M. Harik and Elsa Marston, and I had to write a book review of it for my final project in my Ethics class. It is truly eye opening, I admit, I had my racist Americanized misconceptions of the Middle East and how it treated its women, and now I can honestly say I have a new found respect for the hardships they face and a much better understanding of the discrimination they go through. This is definitely a subject I want to research further.
I highly suggest others read this book and shed their ignorance about other cultures.
"Some have a difficult time with feminism. “Why not a human liberation movement?” they say. The answer is that the power differences between the sexes, races and classes are still so extreme that invoking humanism, at this time, dangerously denies that fact. “Those in power always speak of humanism,” says Robin Morgan, “and accuse those who have been made powerless and categorized as ‘other’ of divisiveness. This is done, however, only when the powerless recognize and name their already divided state, and begin to articulate their longing — for union.
The fear is not that we are different. The fear is that we are the same.”"
I have been meaning to start reading again, I haven’t finished a book in months. I started reading a book I got from my college, A History of the Wife by Marilyn Yalom. It is very, very good so far. I hope to be finished with it by the end of July so I can crack open my other book on Middle Eastern women. Especially because they are all overdue.
For my English Composition class I have to write a compare/contrast essay and the topic I chose is the differences and similarities between the stereotypical caricature of a fat woman and actual fat women.
I think this will be good because I pulled up a bunch of studies to help me debunk all those assumptions made about fat people, like that we are unhealthy, lazy, or nonsexual.
I hope to finish this paper quickly so I can continue with my research paper on feminism in the middle east over the last two decades.
It is so true man, I think it has something to do with being seen as the “weaker sex” and as inherently subservient to men for thousands of years. Also not having those basic human rights that are afforded to males in the form of privilege really makes us frigid bitches.
But I mean, it was like, funny, rite? Its not like I mean it, even though I am taking the time to offend a huge group of people by saying it, rite?