Categoriearchief: feminisme

Vrouw in auto leidt tot meer seks

Het onderstaande bericht zou even humoristisch zijn als de samenvatting van de bijbel door de kindergeest, als het niet op werkelijkheid gebaseerd was. Maar het is de tragische werkelijkheid in het Saoedi-Arabië van vandaag:

“Blijkbaar zal het laten autorijden van Saudische vrouwen tot meer seks leiden, volgens de religieuze raad. Een ‘wetenschappelijk rapport is verschenen in Saoedi-Arabië, dat beweert dat het autorijden eveneens tot homoseksualiteit en pornografie leidt.
Deze opzienbarende conclusies werden getrokken door islamitische geleerden op de Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala, Saoedi-Arabisch hoogste religieuze raad, daarbij ondersteund door Kamal Subhi, eem voormalige professor aan de Koning Fahd Universiteit.
Het rapport waarschuwt ervoor dat het toestaan aan vrouwen om auto te rijden een vloedgolf aan prostitutie, pornografie, homoseksualiteit en echtscheiding zou veroorzaken.

Binnen tien jaar nadat het verbod zou worden opgeheven, beweren de opstellers, zouden er geen maagden in het islamitische koninkrijk meer zijn. En het rapport stelde dat ‘morele achteruitgang’ reeds te zien is in andere moslimlanden waar vrouwen wel achter het stuur mogen zitten.
In het rapport beschrijft professor Subhi een situatie in een koffiehuis in een niet nader genoemd islamitisch land: “Alle vrouwen keken naar mij. Een maakte een gebaar dat ze beschikbaar was.. Dit gebeurt er als je vrouwen auto laat rijden.”

Het verbazingwekkende rapport verschijnt nadat Shaima Jastaniya, een Saoedische vrouw van 34, tot tien zweepslagen veroordeeld was na betrapt te zijn op autorijden in Jeddah.”
Bron: UK Daily Mail 2 december 2011

Beyonce – If I were a boy

Iedereen in deze wereld denkt dat mannen en vrouwen gelijk zijn (behalve strenggelovigen en fascisten enzo, maar daar heb ik het nu niet over).
Maar in dit liedje wordt duidelijk verteld dat dat niet zo is, ook al wordt dat wel gedacht. Mannen (jongens) mogen tegenwoordig nog steeds veel meer maken dan meisjes. Bijvoorbeeld als een jongen meerdere vriendinnen heeft, krijgt hij geen sticker opgeplakt, maar een meisje is meteen een slet.
Dit liedje zegt ook dat de jongen er misschien nu plezier van heeft, maar later komt hij erachter dat hij alles heeft verpest en dat zijn ‘echte’ vriendin hem niet meer terugneemt.
En zo gaat het in het echt ook. Eerst wilt de jongen plezier maken en vervolgens heeft hij spijt, maar dan kan hij het niet meer terug nemen.
Dit lied zegt ook dat een meisje weleens een jongen zou willen zijn, om te weten hoe dat is. Ik vraag me af hoe dat voelt, als je een meisje bent maar in een jongenslichaam. Dus je denkt als een meisje. Dan zouden jongens niet meer (niet allemaal hoor) zo gevoelloos zijn.

If I were a boy – Beyonce
If I were a boy even just for a day
I’d roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted
And go drink beer with the guys

And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it
‘Cause they stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man

I’d listen to her
‘Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
‘Cause he’s taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone it’s broken
So they’d think that I was sleeping alone

I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
‘Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waiting for me to come home, to come home
[| From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/beyonce-lyrics/if-i-were-a-boy-lyrics.html |]

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man

I’d listen to her
‘Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
‘Cause he’s taking you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say it’s just a mistake
Think I’d forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong

But you’re just a boy
You don’t understand
And you don’t understand, oh
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you wish you were a better man

You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
‘Cause you’re taking her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
But you’re just a boy.

God en de vrouwen

The Seamstress

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, “My dear child, why are you crying?”

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and she needed it to help support her family.

The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with pearls.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked

The seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a silver thimble ringed with sapphires.

“Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked.

Again, the seamstress replied, “No.”

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble. “Is this your thimble?” the Lord asked.

The seamstress replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, “Why are you crying?”

“Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney.

“Is this your husband?” the Lord asked.

“Yes,” cried the seamstress .

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The seamstress replied, “Oh, forgive me, Lord. You see, I was afraid that if I said ‘no’ to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt. Then if I said ‘no’ to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I’m not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT’S why I said ‘yes’ to George Clooney.

And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it’s for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others.

That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.

Signed,

All Us Women

Een opmerkelijk scheppingsverhaal

[mogelijk te gebruiken bij de volgende moederdag?!]

And Then He Made Women
By the time the Lord made woman, he was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, “Why are you spending so much time on this one?” And the Lord answered, “Have you seen my spec sheet on her? She has to be completely washable but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, be able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart, and she will do everything with only two hands.”

The angel was astounded. “Only two hands!? No way! That’s too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.”

But the Lord protested. “I am so close to finishing this creation and it’s so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days.”

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. “But you have made her so soft, Lord.” “She is soft,” the Lord agreed, “but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.”

The angel then noticed something, and reaching out, touched the woman’s cheek. “Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.”

“That’s not a leak,” the Lord corrected, “that’s a tear!”

“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.

The Lord said, “The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”

The angel was impressed. “You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing.”

And she is! Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their heart breaks when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left. They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail to show how much they care about you. The heart of woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.

HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN, IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.

If you are a woman, I hope I’ve reminded you. If you are a man, pass this along to the women you love.