Anti-Segregation

Went to the anti segregation rally thing yesterday.  Such an amazing turn out!  I was so happy.  Went with mom, remind me not to go to places like this with mom, she knows waaay too many people that I don’t know, and I have to put that “yes I’ll pretend I know you” smile on my face.

Ali Al-Rashed, what a man, seriously.  He has the guts to take the first step for the benefit of Kuwait and it’s people.  One of the only REAL men left in the parliament.  It is not his first time to take a stand on a contraversial issue, and seriously, I applaud him for all his efforts.  Thank you.

Lulwa Al-Qatami, loved what she said, cracked me up.  Allah yisma3 minich oo inshala il kuwait itrid 3ala ma kanat before!!!

Seriously ppl, wtf is this with the whole segregation thing, I seriously cannot believe those MP’s are serious.  They go, study in the US, UK, even Egypt, and send their kids to study abroad, where places are not only integrated, but everything is available.  O0 when it comes to the education in their country they want to hinder it?!

Our parents are paying for us to grow up in an integrated PRIVATE school so we learn how to interact with not only the other sex but people from different countries too.  Next thing you know, they want to ban “american” “english” “french” etc schools for KUwaities and only allow foreigners to attend those schools, like they are in Saudi Arabia.

My biggest pet peeve, the words I hate to hear is “its not part of our culture” (3adatna oo taqaleedna” WHO GIVES A RATS A**!!! Seriously, there are some “3adat oo taqaleed” that should be just remembered because truthfully, its so old school that you could rub a whole desert of dust off of them.  And not everyone believes in the same 3adat oo taqaleed, so 3ashan we don’t “follow blindly” you should give us choices.

And in case you guys didn’t know, during our parents time, when these weirdos didnt exist, life was normal.  Integration was normal in jam3a, they even traveled together!! The University would sponsor trips to different places (for guys and girls together!!) believe it or not.  Fa ya3ni its NOT part of “3adatna oo taqaleedna”.

If you don’t want your daughters to mix with men, then lock her in a room, send her to Saudi, or build your OWN schools, and let people have choices.  Not everyone agrees with your view point.  Just like you don’t agree with everything we do, that doesn’t mean we want you to lead us to the “holy light”.

And yes, before you want to start this whole “segregation” bullshit, PLEASE PLEASE fix the schools.  Ya3ni its embarrasing that such a rich country like kuwait has such ugly and crappy looking schools.  Ghayraw il manahij!!!! I look at books that my cousins have (the arabic and religion ones) and they are still the same from when I was in school!!!!!!!

Fix the hospitals!!! Hire people more knowledgable for their job! Don’t hire cheap labour to save money, and in turn open closed doors that should be locked, dead bolted and the key thrown into the ocean!  Seriously, the cleaning ppl they hire don’t know a thing about keeping the place sanitary, and all that stuff!!!

Fix the corruption in the Baladiya.  Where is all the money going?  Fix the broken roads in the mana6iq.  Look into people who are going against the baladiya “rules”.  The house in front of us has chickens and pigeons and dogs and cats, a whole zoo, in an irtedad of 10m! Seriously, it sucks!  People build houses with no parking, and they park on the street, both sides. 

Before you start calling for stupid rules, please please ya a3tha’a majlis il omah, please look at the bigger problems kuwait is facing!!!

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tooomz
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 08:50:55

    Oh I forgot to ask you about that! How was the turnout?

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  2. Chirp
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 08:53:45

    Tooomz – i said it was an amazing turn out 😛

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  3. The Stallion
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 09:06:46

    Last night was amazing! I will be posting pics sometime today and maybe some video clips!

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  4. Talal
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 09:06:55

    Did you know that, technically/officially, private schools in the UAE (or at least in Abu Dhabi) have to be segregated? Most actually follow the rule, but a couple (Abu Dhabi Int’l, Choueifat, and the American Community School to name a few) somehow manage to remain mixed (*cough*waas6a*cough*).

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  5. Chirp
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 09:14:02

    The Stallion – great!! I think I saw you yesterday btw!

    Talal – Had NOOoo clue!!!!!

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  6. shopa
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:03:06

    how come I didn’t see you, Hmmmm!! Maybe cuz there were way TOO MANY people!

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  7. Jacqui
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 10:11:58

    I totally agree with your points seriously why do they stop at segregating schools why not segregate the whole country. That would solve their “problems” won’t it?

    Imagine on the left women o right men! Or other way around and in the middle they stick married couples but then that’s integrated no they should separate them too.

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  8. ::: ShoSho :::
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:29:03

    Ma 3indohom salfa… of someone wants to do something, he or she will regardless of being segregated..
    Glad to hear it turned out well.. I think it’s worse the university.. the schools is ok for me if they separate but university is just too funny.. Students are adults and responsible for their actions..

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  9. ::: ShoSho :::
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:29:23

    of = if

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  10. The Stallion
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:34:57

    I was running around taking pics! 😛

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  11. Hamitaf La BookaY
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 11:51:57

    Ta5alof Ta5alof Ta5alof Ta5alof Ta5alof…
    “3adat o taqaleed” my HINEY!!!
    ooo ared wagool hathayl awadem met5alfa!!
    Ta5alof Ta5alof Ta5aloooooooooooof!!!

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  12. Prophet
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 13:03:23

    I have a plan of action if they enforce the segregation law: Im going to breastfeed all the guys in my class and then I can sit with them because they’d be my relatives ‘bil rida3a’. There you go… not only is that a solution that is tehncically part of 3adat oo tagaleedna… its part of our religion…. what could they possibly say to me?

    In fact…. I think I’m going to make a business out of it. 5 KD per suckle…. I think there’s a market out there for that, right?

    ‘Oprah’s Self-Made Millionaire Women’ here I come!

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  13. Zainoba
    Feb 13, 2008 @ 16:12:40

    Talal – not all Private schools in Abu Dhabi or UAE are segregated, its only some like El Etihad – Dubai , Al Nahda – Abu Dhabi.

    That’s really strange wanting to segregate the schools!!

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  14. sfsa78
    Feb 20, 2008 @ 07:12:32

    “Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church (or mosque) and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” Thomas Jefferson

    “The religious clergy, by getting themselves established by law and ingrafted into the machine of government, have been a very formidable engine against the civil and religious rights of man” Thomas Jefferson

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  15. B
    Nov 04, 2008 @ 23:09:10

    Hey,

    I really like your comments on this issue!

    By any chance, do you know if the bill was passed?

    Reply

  16. Cherry Walters
    May 28, 2010 @ 07:39:43

    If only more than 74 people would read about this!

    Reply

  17. Margret Workman
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 13:44:00

    If I had a nickel for each time I came here… Amazing read!

    Reply

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