They Are Winning
Friday, January 28, 2011 at 06:56pm 6 Comments
This photo of the Class of 1978 at Cairo University is worth thousands of words:
Particularly when you compare it to more recent photos, as Phyllis Chesler does.
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I noticed that in all the coverage of demonstrators… not a single female was to be seen anywhere.
It is amazing how much has changed in such a short time span. Seeing the photos brings so much into perspective.
I remember working with an Iranian girl back in the 1980s. She married an Iranian man while here in the US, and soon was "expected" by her husband to follow the strict Muslim rules now so common – wear the hijab, quit work, stay at home, no going out without her husband, etc. They eventually went back to Iran. I wonder how she and her children have survived. Although it seems to a lesser extent, Egypt has had the same "evolution." I am surprised they still let women attend university.
It breaks my heart to see such darkness destroying those lands and people, and see it creeping into Europe and the US. I pray for the peace of Israel, and for our nation to prevail against these terrorists.
The photos help put into perspective why Obama's Egyptian-born advisor on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, wears a hijab–but not why Obama selected a hijab-wearing advisor.
"The photos help put into perspective why Obama's Egyptian-born advisor on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, wears a hijab–but not why Obama selected a hijab-wearing advisor."
Not to be disrespectful, what does it take to realize why blood poison "selected a hijab-wearing advisor?"
My, we are dull!
I'd hold off on celebrating the collapse of this dictatorship. They have no tradition of democracy. None. The likely successor is an Islamic Republic controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Particularly striking is that the proportion of women students appears to steadily increase in each photo in Chesler's article. There's hardly a man to be seen in the most recent class.
Compare that to the top universities in the US, like Cornell, where less than half the students are female.
Consider also the extreme change in Western fashion since the 70's–it's not just "them" that have changed.
I'm concerned with why Americans aren't equally troubled by pictures of women and men in their underwear all over American billboards, television, and print.