Friday, January 27, 2012

Burqas For Men

Hey my Beauties,

Maybe I should have picked a blue coloured burqa instead of the antique pink one for your dad? He loves pink so much... Not! (See Pink + Pink + Pink = Too Much Estrogen).
Truthfully, I don't even know where to begin with this entry. You see I don't want to end up on anyone's 'hit' list, and I don't mean the top 20 songs list.
"Men should wear burqas," this was the discussion at the dinner table the other night, "so they can see what it feels like!" Kalina, you had  read The Bread Winner by Deborah Ellis at school, and because you have such a deep organic understanding of right and wrong, you could see what burqas do to suppress the women of this world and I was amazed and so proud to be your Mom at that moment. Girls, you are learning so much these days, even about very controversial issues on suppressing a humans right to freedom. It comes in all forms, burqa's is just one of many.
My wish for you is to continue to see the injustices of this world, but use your wisdom to educate (like Deborah Ellis has in written word). Using anger to retaliate is a sign of weakness not strength. Making men wear burqa's would be kinda funny, but it would'nt solve the issue of supressing ones freedom. Education! Education! Education is the answer. (So, going to university is important, LOL! Just putting it out there).

I love you

To read more about 'The Bread Winner' by Deborah Ellis see

Here's a movie Called "The Canvas Prison" for those interested.

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