September 22, 2006

Female French Revolution

For those of you who missed reading my "A French Revolution in Saudi" post, here is a re-cap of it:

I have a suggestion for all Saudi women; it's time for a revolution!

Yes you heard me. Bring out the guillotine (in the form of kitchen knives that do an excellent job on tomatoes), guns (in the form of the latest version of blow-dryers) and don't forget to claim the code; Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité!

You are to tell the men in your lives (and the king), that you are not able to work outside your home and contribute to the economic growth of society because it is against your fitra (human predisposition). Don't forget to quote some of the leading wahabi scholars; I'm sure you will find heaps of material for your defence.

-Fraternize with your kitchen utensils and chop your husband up a lovely salad, Tabbouleh perhaps? That knife of yours will chop up those tomatoes in small squares before you can say "Help". (Oh and if you don't have a husband, a brother or father will do just fine.)

-Equalize yourself to that of a servant (for what could possibly be better than to serve your husband?) And last but not least:

-Liberalize yourself just enough to pull out the blow-dryer and fix your hair in the latest western hairdo (for even the learned wahabis don't mind you getting all dolled up á la Hollywood, as long as it's for your husband).

Vive le reverse psychology!


Samawel said...

... .... ... choco-knafe?

Destitute Rebel said...

Hey revolutionary woman - I setup the ramadan blog, i need an email address to add you to the list of contributors so send an email to so i can send an invite your way. also if you know anyone else who would like to contribute please let them know.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Chocolate flavoured knafe!!! What an idea Samawel. Let's open a shop in Dubai. Sho ra2yak?

D Rebel! Great initiative. Will be fun. My email should be on th eblog on my profile thingy.

Samawel said...

I'm up for it. :) I have an expression to explain how I currently (and almost always) lack money, but I think it might be too vulgar to be put online.

But when I do get enough money (out of them nuggets of gold) I shall start up a coffeehouse with choco-knafes and choco-toffees and the rest.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Samawel? vulgar? can't be... lol

And when you start the choco-knafe joint, I will of course have free access to everything in it, no?

BuJ said...

oh dear.. ok.. this is way too feminist-leaning for my taste!!

wahabbis beware!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

oy! what do you mean way too feminist! watch out! lol

Samawel said...

Of course... But you should make some contribution to the food too.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Samawel samawel...when will you learn that my presence and stomach capacity is a huge contribution?