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Take Control

13 Feb

“Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers.”-BBC News

This was taken from a 2002 BBC news report. I first read about it last year in a Marie Claire magazine. After I recovered from my initial shock, I got angry. In a world that is supposed to be enlightened we still have medieval tactics/mentality. It saddens me that for every step forward there is at least one step back. The women of these nations aren’t giving in to the pressure being placed on them. They are stepping forward in an attempt to avoid disaster by becoming rescue workers.

In many Islamic countries, custom dictates that a woman or girl cannot be viewed or touched by a man outside the immediate family, even it that man is a doctor — or a rescue worker trying to save her life. So in times of crisis, when a woman is alone and in need of serious help, there’s only one place to turn. Another woman.”-Marie Claire

This is not a new concept. At some point in their lives most women have discovered a need to interact with other women for emotional support or information. They have found women taking control of their lives. Women refusing to be beaten down. Women who are inspirations.