She is Not Her Body

The Bible: “Stoning Girls to Death When They Fail To Bleed on Their Wedding Sheets.”

China: (From the New Dong Dynasty) “For A Woman to Starve To Death Is a Small Matter, But For her To Lose Her chastity is a calamity.”

The UN Population Fund has estimated that there are 5,000 honor killings a year, almost all in the Muslim World. (Pakistan uncovered 1,261 honor killings in 2003 alone)

(The paradox of honor killings is that societies with the most rigid moral codes end up sanctioning behavior that is supremely immoral: Murder.)

This Emphasis on Sexual honor is a major Reason for violence against women. And because female sexuality is so sacred, rape becomes a tool of war. Families fight each other with the “honor” of their daughters.

Behind the rapes and other abuse brought on women in much of the world, it’s hard not to see something more sinister, crueler than just libido, Sexism and Misogyny.

Why so many women are kidnapped and trafficked every day and not men? Why so many women are being raped and not men? Why so many women are being silenced and not men? Why do women hear name callings and men don’t? Why so many women are judged for their clothing and not men? Why so many women get their fingers cut for studying and not men? Why so many women are having fixed marriages at the age of 13 and not men? Why so many women are humiliated and not men? Why is a women what her body is and men aren’t? Why so many witches were burned than wizards? Why is acid thrown in women’s faces, and not in men’s? Why are women so much more likely to be sexually abused and not men?

I do believe in a society who treats a women as men’s equal, I do believe in a society that fights off oppression, I do believe in a society that empowers women, educates them.

I do not believe in a religion that marginalizes women and treats them as “sexual” machines, as reproduction factories, among many others; In a Religion that fights off the right to fight abuse, the right to speak up, the right to seek defense.

Of all the things that people do in the name of God, killing a girl because she doesn’t bleed on her wedding night is among the cruelest. Yet, the hymen remains an object of worship among many religions around the world.

We shouldn’t thrive to change the regulation of social constraints, but to change the perception of the nature of women. Her Burden, is Her Body.

“La Femme Quelque Soit Sa Condition, n’est jamais inférieur a l’homme. »

Gisele Halimi, La Cause Des Femmes.

Help Me, Help Them

Dear Family, Friends and donors,

I have been Recently accepted to Peru Teaching Program, with Expand Peru. Expand Peru, a non-profit organization, was legally created on the 16th of September in the year 1999, Please check this link to learn more about it http://www.expandperu.org/wsite/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=114&lang=en

Through Expand Peru, I will be making the journey of 3 months to Huancayo, Peru starting in July 2013, to participate as a volunteer in their Peru Teaching Program. Not only will I be realizing my dream of travelling overseas, but I will also be helping children that have been devastated by poverty and poor conditions. I will be involved in listening, teaching, and writing to and with the children.
I have already begun planning, researching and saving. But I will also need your help. I am looking to meet a fundraising goal of $4,000 to pay for my airfare and my program fee. Your donations will be helping those kids attain a better education, get clothes, books and pens. You will be helping me give them those needs and teach them. I believe that education can change the world, I believe in the power of Education.

I’m a highly motivated, positive and energetic 23-year-old who is currently studying Translation at the American University of Science and Technology. I freelance as a translator and work a full-time job while studying and make just enough to cover my tuition fees. I hope to study Linguistics in MIT in the future.Thank you for helping me reach my goals and I can’t wait to come back and share stories from what I hope will be a life-changing experience. My dream come true would be meeting Dr.Noam Chomsky.

For your donations, please contact me by email or phone : krysteltabet1@gmail.com  ; 009613621785 –
Bank Account: 5264 3206 3534 6309 – Christelle Tabet Bank Audi SARL

Funds will cover : Ticket USD 1,800.00 (current ticket price) + 1500.00 USD (Program Fee) + buying books for the children and covering my expenses while in Peru for 3 months.

You can choose to donate:
– 20 USD for pens and teaching material
– 30 USD for books
– 50 USD or more for ticket and program fee.

Time limit for receiving funds is February 2013. Time is running!
Thank You and God bless,

بعدك ساكت

بعدك ساكت والنّظام قرفان منّك
بعدك ساكت وبلدك عم يطلع منّك
وعا يا لبناني بقى، حاج باقي الدّولة عاملة مهزلة منّك!
حاسس ما عندك حرّيّة؟
حاسس ما عندك حقوق؟
حاسس عيشتك عاطلة؟
حاسس حالك تعبان، هلكان، آكاك الزّمان؟
وعا يا لبناني بقى، البلد عنّك مش سألان

عمدّ عينك يا تاجر

عمدّ عينك يا تاجر الدّولة عم تسرق منّك
عمدّ عينك يا تاجر الدّولة عم تقطلعك ظهرك
عمدّ عينك يا تاجر الدّولة متجاهلة همّك
و إذا إجا حدا يلمّك، بتقلّو للللاااااا زعيمي بطا، ولا يهمّك

ومن هبلتك يا تاجر، شكلا الدّولة لح تضلّ تنصب منّك

Are Women Human Yet ?

Are Women Human Yet ?

How can they be, when they are being trafficked in Boxes from one nation to another ?

How can they be, when they are being murdered in the name of Honour ?

How can they be, when they are an obsession to the opposite sex ? …

How can they be, when they are Only seen as Sexual Machines ?

How can they be, when there are still many commercials that suggest or joke about women should be behind the chicken oven ?

How can they be, when they cannot, < in some countries > give their nationalities to their children ?

How can they be, when they are subject to Silly Traditions ?

How can they be, when they are murdered for not bleeding the night of their marriage?

How can they be, when they have fixed marriages at the age of 9 ?

How can they be, when they are taught to obey the husband?

How can they be, when they only symbolize sexuality and HONOUR?

How can they be, when they are forced to work as prostitutes?

How can they be, when they are being traded as commodities?

How can they be, when they are Killing themselves because they were raped and are bringing shame to their families?

We are in the twentieth century, and still, Sexism is Taboo, Women are Violated, Raped, Treated as inferiors, cannot give nationalities, in some countries (many) don’t have rights, can’t drive, are not allowed to vote, and not allowed to learn or to educate themselves,among many other things.

 

R.I.P. Miriam Ashkar.

I Have Zero Tolerance

I Have Zero Tolerance,

I Have Zero Tolerance, For A Government that is Stealing our money, and laughing at us while we are clapping and re electing them.

I Have Zero Tolerance for a government that does not care about me, in which, and in which if a political leader is upset, because of PERSONAL conflicts, he would resign and leave us stranded.

I have Zero Tolerance for A Government to Whom i should pay taxes to cover ITS mistakes, ITS debts AND ITs salaries, while all it does is increase prices, stop electricity, curse one another on Live Tv and humiliate us, dissolve government meetings, build castles while we starve,

I have Zero Tolerance for A Government that does Not give me my rights.

I Have Zero Tolerance For Lebanese Who fight for Political Leaders, like they’ve done them any good in the past 30 years.

I Have Zero Tolerance for an educated Lebanese, who still follows Other People’s beliefs, and does not know how to stand for his own.

I have Zero Tolerance For Lebanese, Who Don’t Have Money to Buy Gasoline, But still Manage to re-elect, support their leaders. And Better yet, Curse his other human citizen because he is as stupid as he is following someone else’s beliefs, not Standing for his own.

I have Zero Tolerance, and I am Not immigrating, Let THEM leave.

Wake Up Lebanese!