The Shouty Woman

December 19, 2006

Feminism in Palestine

Filed under: Feminism,Politics — by Lucy @ 1:27 pm

Johann Hari is a brilliant pro-feminist journalist and blogger. Here he describes meeting a group of Palestinian feminists who have managed against the odds to set up a women’s rights group in Gaza City. The testimonies of the women it has helped are inspiring:

“Working at the next machine is Imam, a 39 year old woman who was abandoned by her husband and left to look after her six children alone. “I was stuck in a terrible corner,” she says. “Then I found this place and they gave me training. When I started earning I could leave the humiliation of my mother-in-law’s house and get our own room. Now I look after my own kids in dignity.””

Follow the link to donate to the organisation:

Independent Christmas Appeal 

In other, more bizarre, news, a leading Liberal Democrat politician has left his fiancée for one of the Cheeky Girls. For American readers, this is roughly the equivalent of a senior Democrat hooking up with, say, William Hung of American Idol. Utter weirdness.

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1 Comment »

  1. >For American readers, this is roughly the equivalent of a senior Democrat hooking up with, say, William Hung of American Idol. Utter weirdness.

    Ever see “Love and Death on Long Island?”

    Comment by belledame222 — December 22, 2006 @ 9:49 pm |Reply


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