talk dirty to me
During the month of July 1985, I was in Nairobi, Kenya attending the International UN Women’s Conference. I was getting ready to climb the steps up the platform and give my speech when a woman came up to me and whispered in my ear “Please do not bring up Palestine in your speech, this is a women’s conference not a political conference.” The woman was Betty Friedan, one of the leading American feminists in the sixties of the last century.
Of course in my speech, I did not heed what she had said to me since I believe that women’s issues cannot be dealt with in isolation from politics. The emancipation of women in the Arab region is closely linked to the regimes under which we live, regimes which are supported by the USA in most cases, and the struggle between Israel and Palestine has an important impact on the political situation. Besides, how can we speak of liberation for Palestinian women without speaking of their right to have a land on which to live? How can we speak about Arab women’s rights in Palestine and Israel without opposing the racial discrimination exercised against them by the Israeli regime?"
ever since xkit became available for safari i’ve been much more liberal with the “block post” function for posts that are too long or that i find annoying and hoo boy has it cleaned up my dashboard