Get up, stand up!

This post is an experiment, Tony and Rana wrote together, in order to write the most spontaneous post ever. It was so fun to write, we didn’t stop laughing while writing, Rana literally fell down from her office chair. The subject is about : “women’s right in Lebanon” interview from the streets of Lebanon.
The question we asked is : What is your opinion about women's rights in Lebanon ?  and we each gave a surprise character to the other by mail and we had to imagine spontaneously in 5 minutes the answer that this character would give. The last answer is from a real normal citizen we surprised with the same question. This is the result…Enjoy.

...ومرّة جديدة نزل فريق توم اكسترا على الشارع... بس هالمرة تيشوف شو وضع المرأة بالمجتمع اللبناني. وصادف فريق توم اكسترا شخصيات من مجتمعنا، وطرح عليهم السؤال : "شو رأيكن بحقوق المرأة بمجتمعنا؟"
... وإليكم شو كانت الأجوبة:

Madame Khoury, au volant de son 4x4:
"Bonjough Monsieur,
Alors moi je suis tout à fait pour le droit de la femme, mais là elle vont un peu loin ces féministes baba cool avec leurs poils sous les aisselles.
Qu’est ce qu’elles veulent encore ? Regardez moi, j’ai une jeep, une sri-lankaise qui ramasse la merde de mes enfants et les coups de mon mari.
Je suis comblée. "

معلم فؤاد، لحّام الحي... كيلو ليّة ب ايد وتلات مقادم بالإيد التانية:
"اش بدّن يعني؟ طلبوا يتعلموا، فوّتناهم على المدارس...  طلبوا حق العمل، اعطيناهم كم وظيفة هيك من قريبو يعني، تنضيفات وسكرتير وتلفون عل غمبيوتر ومدري اشو... اش بدّن يعني بعد؟ ها؟ حق الإنتخاب؟ .... له له له اش منتقول؟ صار فيهن ينتخبوا؟ ولك اش بدّن بعد؟ يصيروا يفنتروا على الواقف؟ وأنا من عاد يشتري من عندي لحمه؟ ما كلّو صار دولفيري بدولفيري لأن المدام عندها شغل... وله لوين رايحين وكالله؟"

 :Brian-Guillaume Sursok au sky bar
"alors la femme libanaise man, elle est trop cool man.
toujours en mini-jupe, les ongles bien fait, botoxée comme il faut, là où il faut... mais c'est bien qu'on parle des conditions des femmes au Liban, heek on fait comme l'Europe, c'est cool man... mais ce que je comprends pas c'est ce combat pour pouvoir donner la nationalité Libanaise à leurs enfants... qui veut de cette nationalité? de toute façon nous les Libanais, nous avons tous d'autres nationalités Européennes ou Canadienne man... w toniiiiiiight w we're so yoooooooung"

Une jeune femme Libanaise mariée à un étranger:
"Oui bah les femmes libanaises ne peuvent pas donner la nationalité à leurs enfants, c’est quoi ça, à chaque fois qu’on arrive à l’aéroport, mes enfants  doivent se mettre en queue avec les sri-lankaises et les éthiopiennes pour demander la permission de rentrer au pays de leur maman, c’est quoi ça, mais c’est abusé ! Après ils ont les cheveux qui puent cette odeur de riz à l’éléphant ! C’est insupportable !"

إم رامز... من جلّ البطاطا...
حقوق المرا ؟ أيّا حقوق،  أيّا بلّوط...
يا عيني ما معنّش إلّا واجبات... واجب علينا نعمل إكل، نخلي الرجال يعملوا حاجتهن الجنسية، واجب علينا نهتمّ بالولاد، و واجب علينا كمان نشتغل بهالحقلة تنطلع مصاري ونعيش، اش فكرك؟
 منيح يلّي جبنا غسالة هالسنة... بس ساعة اللي في كهربا أفش مواي، وساعة اللي في  مواي أفش كهربا... وعكّي يا مرا عكّي!".

شاب لبناني على حفّة التلاتين: 
ما عندي رأي بالموضوع ما بعرف إلا شي بسيط...

 الجواب الاخير هوّ جواب واقعي، بعبّر عن وضع المجتمع العام للأسف... فإذا بتحبوا تعرفوا أكتر عن حقوق المرأة بلبنان تابعوا هالأشخاص والجمعيّات: 


  1. First, you guys are hilarious. And second, I agree. No one knows anything about women's rights in this country. So sad.

    1. thanks for reading and commenting! :)

  2. I loved this Post ! and frankly it's the BEST !!!!! waiting for your new book, or project bil asswe' :)

  3. A woman has the same rights as a man, if she doesn't want to be humiliated then she cannot humiliate the man.

    But unfortunately, Lebanese women do not get that.


    1. Only Free women can raise free men, thank you for the comment Maria.

  4. Loved the post.. It shows how ignorant people are.. Sadly no matter how exposed we get to the world through the Internet, the music, the telecom... Yet we have a quality of "nol2at el 2ishya min tiza" excuse my French :)
    I quit can relate to the men's replies in this post and elsewhere .. They have been raised in the fact that women only take care of households and are there to serve a man's needs.. But what I cannot relate to and disgusts me is that women say stuff as "Madame Khoury" who as a woman is demeaning her poor female helper.. And "la Jeune Femme mariee a un entranger" eno tarboush baya wein m3ala2? Hehe.. Women like those had every thing served for them on a gold plate..but it's the poor women that cannot speak up for themselves like "emm ramiz" who unfortunately had been put in such a situation..

    But hopefully we will get there and as women will have our rights.. Men who think we r here for making their lives easy without speaking up should take a moment and think of their mothers, wives, and sisters and be thankful to have a woman in their lives !

    We have the gift of bearing a life.. We go thru pain to hell and back and then stand up tall to take care of the households or our jobs ...

    Great job guys .. Awesome !

    1. Thank you Lili, your comment is precious !


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