Sunday, August 04, 2013

Why patriarchy is doomed: Nada Al-Ahdal

I didn't hear about 11 year old Yemeni Nada Al-Ahdal's video saying she escaped her parents who wanted to marry her off to old men and moved to the city with her uncle. The I heard CNN and other reports that there were questions about whether she was telling the whole truth. Maybe it was only talk. Maybe she just wanted to be in a girl band and get an education and be free of the restraints of her patriarchal culture.  

Good for you, Nada!!  Nada para los patriarcas!!! (Nothing for the patriarchs!)  There was a family counseling session and the family is moving to the city where she can be assured of being saved from 50 year old pervert husbands. So many brilliant your girls being crushed... not to mention all of us old ones. But we'll keep on fighting anyway. 

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