Friday, March 09, 2007

International Women`s Day - Art Lounge March 10

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Thanks to MFL I knew about this event. I like the combination of Art, discussion and chilling to music.

I believe that even though the status of the Lebanese woman has gone a long shot for the past years in Lebanon and on several basis, such as politics, high position at work, salaries, etc... Nevertheless I still think that there are still some stuff that need to be accomplished. It is still a patririarchal society, and not just in Lebanon, even in countries such as the U.S.

On that note, I need to specify that I am no feminist, but I am definitely pro-rights, human rights, prisoner rights, women rights, and children rights. More over, I don't think men and women are absolutely equal, orelse, we wouldn't have two genders. However I believe that a job should not be given to someone because she is a woman, or he is a man, but for their qualifications and personalities. Equal opportunities is the key and to never judge a person's position or job based on gender, but for how competant they are.

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  1. "However I believe that a job should not be given to someone because she is a woman, or he is a man, but for their qualifications and personalities."

    in lebanon, for the jobs qualifications inside the public institutions, we should start to stop thinking through confessions even before thinking about genders :s
    that would be a huge progress to begin with

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  2. well i was always partisan of women doing their military services like the males.

    We are all responsible of the defense of our countries.

    now the military service disappeared :s :(....

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  3. I always thought about this one, I actually wouldn't have minded to joig the military service (however 1 year was a lot, for both men and women), and unfortunately I think it's not being practiced right.

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  4. Hi,
    Being a women studies student. I would like to tell you not to be afraid of being a feminist. BEing a feminist is merely being pro-women's rights. the beliefs or ideologies that you choose are up to you past that point. Feminism isn't a scary idea so i encourage you to very openly let the world know you are a feminist.

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