A naked ignorant or an educated covered?

What does women liberation mean? The concept of the liberation of women has been misinterpreted for decades. What kind of freedom does a woman want? And when can we call a woman free?

Women have started their revolution asking for simple and basic life rights for over a hundred years for now. And their revolution has never finished, and will never finish until each and every woman is educated.

Many women and men in different communities believe that women should take off their clothes and walk naked to be called open minded and liberated. Others think that not getting married is liberation by itself! Amputating needs, desires, and naturalism from their lives is another reason for women to think that they feel liberated. Powerful political positions are sometimes a goal for “liberated” women.

But what if that female president, or that famous businesswoman, was not doing what she really wants? Only forced by her “liberated thoughts” and the “liberated society” to be whatever she is?

This kind of problem is facing not only women but human beings in general. Everyone seems to be looking for what is hard to get, and what they don’t have, and start drawing their life lines trying to reach it. Everybody wants what they don’t have and should have instead of looking at what they have and should use. I believe that God provide tools for each and every human on this earth, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, beliefs, and status in the society. Those tools are for them to use wisely to benefit themselves and the humanity. If one keeps looking for what they don’t have, he/she will always be disappointed, angry, and frustrated. One should use what he/she has and be creative.

So again, a woman doesn’t need to take of her clothes to be free. Nor she has to let go neither her values nor her beliefs to be free and liberated. Liberation is a matter of choice. If you choose to get naked then you are free, and if you choose to be covered then you are free as well.

However, freedom and liberation need education as education provides the human with the ability to know how to choose, what to choose, and let people choose! Education is at the end the only way to any possible freedom and liberation. A liberated person must be educated, and an educated human deserves liberation. As the German philosopher and writer J.W. von Goethe once said “There is nothing worse than ignorance in action.”

Everyone should get over their genders and start working for themselves, their society, and the rest of the world. And remember that “It is fatal to be a man or woman pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.”


To change or to run away? That’s the question

I really miss reading. It’s been like forever since I’ve read a heavy book. I have recently (couple of months ago) started reading Orientalism by Edward Said, but I haven’t been able to get through the introduction yet. Not because it is hard, but some books, especially this one, need to be studied carefully. And to be honest, I don’t have the time. Although I love literature and Orientalism in English literature, but it seems so hard to find the time to sit and focus. However, since then, I read 4 Arabic books, from novels to poetry which I will be writing about soon. I haven’t read Arabic books for a long time, but I like the fact that they take less time to be done. I think I will be reading more Arabic books in the upcoming weeks, they reflect a different feeling inside of me, something familiar, which takes me deep inside, not far away.  So, at the end of this long day, and the beginning of a new day, I would say that; you shouldn’t just read to take yourself away from reality, read to remind yourself your reality. This will make you see it clearer and from a different perspective, hence change it. Witty enough?

How much can you guess?

I just got this from a friend, there are 100 famous figures in this picture, if you are able to name 25 of them then you are considered intellectual. I know it’s not a scale, but it’s just for fun! Share your results.  (via wtsapp)

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Do it if you suck at it – 2

In my quest to try new things and go through experiences that I’ve never thought I will be involved in (you may want to read the original post) I got myself a humble painting kit to discover my abilities! I cannot even call it a kit, just acrylic color tubes, brushes with different sizes (you know for my creative little details to be perfect), and canvas!

I am so excited and I cannot wait to open those tubes and starting painting! I hope I can find some time soon! As for my first painting that I made using a cotton stick and black acrylic, I don’t know if I should keep it as it is or ad some colors to it, what do you think?

Don’t laugh! Ok laugh, whatever, I don’t care, it’s not like I have hopes! I know my abilities, but it’s just something I want to do for fun, is there anything wrong with that? And IF, IF you think of buying this painting, I`m telling you right away that it is not for sale. Unless I get a really good offer then, who knows?

Do it if you suck at it. Why not?

I was having those horrible days for no specific reason. Nothing actually happened to me and turned off the light announcing a period of unhappiness. I was just there, trying to live my days to the fullest, enjoying the Eid break and the beautiful weather welcoming the short Kuwaiti winter. I finished my work, took a hot shower turned off my cell phone. I grabbed a small piece of canvas (which I only bought because it was extremely cheap), black Folk Art acrylic paint (I almost forgot why I have it in the first place), and a cotton stick. I soaked the stick into the paint, and started drawing nonsense, wishing I was a talented artist. Then I thought (if you are still reading), why shouldn’t I buy myself nice acrylic color collection? And the devil on my left started jumping saying: because you can’t draw nor paint! The same reason I buy lovely notebooks and don’t write, because I don’t think what I write will be good enough. The same reason I don’t cook, because I think I won’t be good enough. I realized at that point that I still don’t know what I`m good at. Like many people in this world. I know what I like, I know what I dislike, but I actually don’t know what’s the degree of production that I`ll be able to produce in this world, and how much effect I am capable of printing into the minds and hearts of people around me. I then realized that I shouldn’t be afraid of painting because I suck at it, nor should I be afraid of writing because I don’t have such an exciting thing to tell. I shall paint because I can hold a brush in my hand, and I shall write because I know how to hold a pencil in my hand. I shall sing because I have a voice, and I shall cook because I can taste. It’s going crazy in my head but I can see that I`ll be having some interesting time soon!

Things you want to do before you die

Have you ever felt that there are many things you want to try before you’re….DEAD?! I`m sure each one of you has more than something down there deep in his/her heart that you want to do so bad! Well, I am one of those people who have many dreams yet to fulfill. But have you ever tried writing them down?

I actually read an article about things people may want to try before they die in some magazine couple of years ago, and since then, I wrote down each and everything I want to try, starting from wearing heels until winning the Nobel Prize! Since one of the Nobel prizes has been given to an Arab woman so…WHY NOT?!

You may want to ask why writing them down? Well, first of all, notes on paper are always a reminder of who you are and what you wanted/want to do. Second, nothing feels better than drawing a line on the ones you’ve done =D (I prefer highlights). Third, writing your dreams and targets down, in one way or another, makes you unconsciously do them.

I will share some of the things I really want to do, try, and achieve.

  1. Ride an air balloon.
  2. Sleep looking at the stars.
  3. Walk the great wall of china.
  4. Volunteer in a war zone. (Should be an overwhelming experience!)
  5. Teach an illiterate to read.
  6. Design my own dress.
  7. Ride a roller coaster (Imagine! I never did that. I`ve been always afraid of doing so)
  8. Throw myself from a stage. (I don’t know how I will be able to do that…hey…this should be done!)

It would be nice if you can share with me some of your ideas about the things you want to do.

Never stop dreaming! Go grab a pen and paper and write them down!

Crush !t seminar is official

If you’ve read my previous posts about Crush !t seminar & crushing it with passion, you would know how important this is. The Famous social media celebrity Gary Vaynerchuk is officially coming to Kuwait. For all of you who have small businesses that need to develop, or new ideas that need to be put on a solid ground, this is your chance to be in one of the most exciting REAL seminars in the Middle East.

You can check the registration here for the latest updates.

Photography Competition – Through 9ura.com

A great chance for all the photographers in Kuwait or the Gulf. If you love photography, this is a great way to participate with your photoes.

9ura is a Kuwait-based entity created to showcase talents and educate people about the Middle East through photography.
They are currently organizing a photo competition which is open to everyone. The theme of the competition will be Environments in the GCC (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Oman).
You can submit one photograph for each available category. The categories are culture, nature and urban.

The competition started on August 15th until October 15h.

You can know more about this through checking 9ura’s website, facebook, or twitter.

I`m really interested in it as I am in a photography challenge myself =D