I have no idea how I’m going to start this, I’m actually still very skeptical as to whether I should post it or not.
I just finished a lesson with my sociology professor and we were talking about gender inequality and this is a subject that really grinds my gears. Us women (especially in the Kuwaiti society) are very disadvantaged not just within the society but also within the institutions that individually make up our society.
Yes, we do have the right to vote and to run for the parliament but looking at the other institutions briefly like Religion, Gender and role playing in the family, ethnicity, wealth and income, mass media, the legal system, education etc…
What rights do we really have? Generally speaking religion dominates all the other institutions and women practically have no role in that institution in particular, unless you’re talking about The church of England for example.
Getting to my point, what I’m really trying to say is that we have been given the opportunity, the green light, the chance to prove to, maybe not the world but to this country, to all the other GCC countries that yes, we are able to move forward (Yes we can!) Women are the future of Kuwait, we do have the ability, the knowledge, the power to change.
I do not want men, women, boys, girls to question the power that us women have over change, we ARE capable, we ARE willing, we DO have the opportunity, we CAN make the change.
Your mind is a lethal weapon if used incorrectly, so all you men out there who believe that women are weaker, that women are made just to complete household chores, that women are good for nothing. Well I have a reality check for you, not just one woman in the parliament could do a good job, but several women would be even better, we could probably do the job just as good as any man out there and probably even better.
Now I’m talking to the women out there, stand for what you believe in, because I believe that not only has our power of voting been used against us eg: if we don’t vote it is frowned upon because you’ve been given the right so you should inevitably use it. Also on the other hand there are women who vote in favour of who her husband votes for. Why do you do that? Why don’t you have a voice of your own?
We are not asking to be superior to men, we just want equality, is it asking for too much?
All I’m really saying here is that we’ve been given the chance to make this change, so why don’t we do it? I, personally believe that people in the likes of Dr. Aseel Al Awadhi, Rola Dashti, Dr.Masouma Mubarek Dr.Rasha Al Sabahand Sheikha AlGhanim should be in the parliament, these women are the change I want to see in the world. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi is somebody I strive to be even slightly like in the future, women like her give me hope and not only do I believe that she can change the books for Kuwait but for each and every woman and man out there she gives us that little bit of hope that change is out there, it is coming and she never lets me doubt that for a second. Until its my turn to be in the parliament, until it’s my turn to make the change. Dr.Aseel Al Awadhi belongs in the parliament and that is a FACT.
Don’t discriminate, don’t hate… Appreciate the chance we’ve been given.
Picture taken from Kuwait Times
So I know I haven’t posted for a little while, I know, je suis tres desole! But I have an excuse I promise, first of all Twittering straight from my BB is so much easier, I have this test in a few weeks that I’ve been studying so hard for that it’s taking up ALL my time.. Anywhoo you’ve all been missed, I bought the books below recently, I’m still collecting more for the summer, Love Letters of Great Men I need for inspiration, Breaking Dawn is part 4 of the Twilight saga, I still need to buy New Moon and Eclipse. Chasing Harry Winston is by the same author who wrote Devil Wears Prada, not that I enjoyed that book or anything but I have the other 2 books she wrote with a very similar cover, so I thought why not? Lets see what she has to say, I don’t have to finish it if I find it boring. I still have a truck load of books I need before summer officially kicks in, I just want to sit on the beach and read my books, although I’m still skeptical as to wether I want my tan back this summer or not. I’m borderline turning into Bella from Twilight kind of white, I don’t know.. Tell me what you think? To tan or not to tan?
I’m on my Blackberry right now so I can’t really be bothered to write so much, just watch this video on YouTube its AMAZING, let’s just hope it will have an overall effect on the public. Chances are? : )
I don’t think anyone hates the rain as much as I do. The weather is one of the only handful of reasons I like Kuwait, I need SUNSHINE! I wanna go to the beach, I wanna tan, I wanna wear summer dresses.
– After making a really silly mistake of having some pink pasta and hot chocolate yesterday I was in alot of pain, which resulted in another sleepless night.
The pain got much better towards the end of today so I decided I’d go out for a walk, as I approached the end of the road I saw the mark on the walk way where I start jogging so I thought ok I’ll jog slowly, no harm in that… Little did I know that my slow jog excelled and before I knew it an ‘A State of Trance’ episode was playing and pumped the adrenaline into my head and I ran all the way home. It was relieving to say the least, I knew it would hurt but thank God the worstpain only lasted about 20 minutes and now there’s just that other constant pain that I can’t do anything about. It was worth it though, every itsy-bitsy second of it.
– I hope it doesn’t rain on Saturday, cos if it does jetskiing is cancelled 😦
– Wonderwall – Oasis. This song is my new obsession the lyrics are really nice.
– I’m not crazy about rock music but lately I’ve really been enjoying listening to Marilyn Manson, his lyrics are unbelievable. Blasphemous at times but interesting.
– The FIRST thing I’m doing when I can eat properly is going to Gaucho Grill. Beef sirloin medium well with pepper sauce… Heavenly.
– I wanna go to Vegas!!
I wish I could do anything productive but I just can’t, I finished Ugly Betty today, watched a few movies and then I spoke to my friend on the phone as I sat and watched the people on the walking road jog and wished it was me 😦 Yes, yes, laugh all you want.
As soon as I get better I decided I want to buy a cycle and go cycling at night. I also decided I’m going jet skiing on Saturday no matter how much pain I’m in, I just can’t stay at home with no activity, it’s more tiring then going out.
I’m also craving Slider Station, good luck trying to get a table on a weekend, and if you do get a reservation good luck trying to get in without the evil stares unless you’re armed with 5 inch heels, bright red lipstick and Amy Winehouse hair.
At a restaurant:
D: What’s that?
Waiter: Onion rings
D: As in calamari?
Waiter: Umm no… As in onion rings…
D: Is it apollo 9?
Sunshine: No its apollo 7 duh!
M: You idiots it’s apollo 13…
I woke up yesterday with an excruciating pain in my side, I left the house and went straight to the hospital. They gave me an injection which was apparently a very strong pain killer but it didn’t work because I was in severe agonizing pain, so they gave me another one and then put me on a drip which is when I calmed down. So after that was done they took me to get (yet another) sonogram, as usual nothing was found, around 2 hours later the pain started kicking in again so I got another 2 shots and another drip. A little while after that they sent me home… At around 1 am I was feeling really weak and light headed because everything I ate I would throw it up 10 minutes later. So I went to the hospital again and left at the early hours of the morning, they gave me another shot that would help with the pain, and another one that stops my vomiting. I fell asleep at around 5 maybe and didn’t wake up until about 10 the next night…right now its 12:45 and I’ve only been up for 3 hours and I’m already feeling sleepy… Thank God for my BlackBerry otherwise I would be bored out of my mind… And I missed my sisters performance 😦 I feel so bad… I’ll blog again tomorrow or when I wake up…
Sorry if there’s any typos I’m still strung out on meds.
The song in the title (Somebody told me – The Killers) has been stuck in my head literally all day, I was out for a jog and I had it on repeat, I’ve probably listened to it at least 20 times.
I found a use for my watch! I can use it when I go out jogging. I like timing how long it takes me to jog from one end to the other, I have this specific place where I start jogging and it ends at the entrance of my house, so usually I time it on the stop watch on my iPod (weird I know, but I like timing my progress and noting it down and figuring out a pattern), the watch I feel is much easier to deal with since I can keep changing songs on my iPod without having to go back to the stopwatch application.
My younger sister has her first performance tomorrow playing the violin, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to see her play.