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: 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?