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Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Introducing the MB one and only female candidate

Ladies and gentlemen, I have written here before about the MB only female candidate : Dr. Makarem El Deiry. The mother of 6 children, this woman aims to fight for the opressed muslim veiled egyptian women, who apparently get discriminated against when they apply for jobs in television or in the tourism industry. Opressed veiled TV anchores and belly dancers, meet your hero: Posted by Picasa I mentioned before that this is the only kind of opression against muslim egyptian females that this woman recognizes, and some people thought I was being unfair to her. Well, ladies and gentlemen, let's hear her opinions on gender equality and then you tell me what you think. Ok? Ok! The only woman candidate backed by Egypt's influential Muslim Brotherhood, the 55-year-old mother of seven insists there is no point arguing for sexual equality as such a demand "goes against nature." "Women are men's partners at all levels but their main role is to be good mothers who look after their children," Deiri told AFP in Nasr City, the middle-class constituency in northeastern Cairo where she is standing for election. "Would women be happy if men were to stay home to look after the children while they worked outside?" she asks rhetorically. "We believe that domestic chores are not less (than other types of work) and we oppose battling against men's superiority to women." Oh, it gets better. But she is adamant that the drive for gender equality is behind many of the social problems of the West. "Violence against women and children in Western societies stems from going against the idea that men are superior to women," she says. Nice. "Almighty God entrusted man with being the family's breadwinner and granted him the right to repudiate his wife. "Women are impulsive, they ask for divorce and then they regret their decision." Damn impulsive women. They should know their place. But my favorite part of this profile is the ending: She denies that her views prevent her being an effective advocate of women's rights and vows to campaign against "men's abuse of their superiority," if elected to parliament. By effective advocate she means being an apologist to men's abu..ehh..i meant repudiation of women. I think she would also be a terrific rape counselor. Don't you think?


At 10/22/2005 04:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if she really believes in all this rubbish she's saying, why not stay at home then? why does she want to get elected into a man's majority assembly?

At 10/22/2005 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

what a fucking idiot

At 10/22/2005 01:32:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

Well, actually she is a secret agent of WOW and is just trying to infiltrate the assembly.

Then her true adgenda will emerge.

Ah Ha...

Papa Ray
West Texas

At 10/22/2005 04:13:00 PM, Blogger forsoothsayer said...

actually her contention that housework is not less than other types of work is a pretty standard tenet of western feminism. who says that women's work within the home is not as valuable as work outside the home? why shouldn't we be paid for it?
the rest of what she said was total crap tho. i wish i was home in madinet nasr to vote against her.

At 10/22/2005 09:12:00 PM, Blogger Z said...

Female Islamists are the WORST.

At 10/22/2005 11:23:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

If she value work at home and if she thinks that woman's place is at home, why doesn't she stay at home?

At 10/23/2005 09:48:00 AM, Blogger Egyptian Person said...

The issue is that she believes that working at home and raising kids is the only thing a woman should do. That has nothing to do with western feminism.

At 10/23/2005 10:31:00 PM, Blogger CharlesWT said...

Puts me in mind of Phyllis Schlafly, an American mother who has spent a lot of time traveling around the country telling American mothers that they should stay at home.


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