..القانون يحمي القويّ، الوحش، المُغتصِب

القانون لا يحمي المغفلين
فمن يحمي القانون؟

وكيف نُعرِّف المغَفّل… الاحمق؟
هل هو العاجز؟ المُتَّكل؟

المغفّل في ايامنا
هو الانسان الذي يُضرَب ويُهَدَّد
هو القلب الطيّب
هي الطفلة البريئة
هي المرأة الطموحة الساكتة الخائفة

القانون يحمي القويّ
الوحش
المُغتصِب
الغنيّ
المستغلّ الغير
المهدِّد

هذا هو قانوننا
قانون الغاب

صار وقته القانون يحمي من التحرش الجنسي
#mesh_basita
مش_بسيطة#

 

Photo & video credits : Emir Kreidie 


Currently, there exists no national legislation specifically confronting sexual harassment in Lebanon. To confront this lack of laws, a number of initiatives by civil society organizations and government entities have recently pushed for legal reform to address sexual harassment in public spaces and at the workplace. Within the last few years, draft laws criminalizing sexual harassment in public spaces and in the workplace have been prepared and submitted by various bodies, the latest of which is now pending voting by the parliament.

The KIP Project on Gender and Sexuality at the Olayan School of BusinessAmerican University of Beirut, and in partnership with the Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs, launched the “Mesh Basita,” a national campaign that aims at highlighting the need for legislation around sexual harassment within the Lebanese landscape and mobilizing the general public’s opinion towards pushing for legal reform. While many often tend to downplay instances of harassment, suggesting that these are part of everyday social life, this campaign hopes to highlight the many forms harassment may take in an effort to draw attention to the fact that they are violations.

In order to confront the idea that sexual harassment is not a serious issue, “Mesh Basita” stands for the idea that sexual harassment is “not okay.” Offering a double meaning through a message of empowerment, it also suggests that the person is not naïve and that they are taking a stand against harassment. In doing so, the campaign ultimately aims to highlight the need for legislative reform around sexual harassment in Lebanon.

All Day, All Night with JB ;)

ANOTHER ONE! Guys! Jim Beam is ROCKING the Lebanese Crowd AGAIN – This Time at IRIS Beach Club on the 5th of August 2017!

Supporting the Local Talent Scene is the Main Concept this year with four DJs and a Line-Up of the FINEST 8 Local bands (Meen, Jammit, Iklil, Paola & The Band, Peter & Naji, Rasta Beirut, Happy Faces, Etyen, and Ingrid Naccour).

Come with an empty stomach because there will be some BBQ going on – plus fun inflatables and for you aesthetics, art exhibitions!

 

Also, @jimbeamslb is giving you a Chance to WIN Tickets if you:

1- Follow @jimbeamlb on instagram & Pose CREATIVELY on instagram with anything that resembles Jim Beam (Bottle, flag, flask, poster…)

2- Post it with the hashtag #caughtoncamwithJB #mayaacraJB

3- Tag me @mayaacra & @JimBeamLb in the picture
PS: Make sure your profile is public till the winners are announced!
Good Luck!!

Check my instagram to get inspired!

 

Why I never miss a Jim Beam Concert is the VIBE – it has become a Yearly Tradition, all Good Vibes, everyone enjoying the music, making friends, drinking from the Bar, dancing… All Day, All Night with Jim Beam 😉

 

Click here to Get your tickets Online
Tickets Available at All Virgin Ticketing Box Offices
More info on: 03 126 444

 

La Wlo – Maya Acra & Abe Younan

 

enjoying our time at the studio – Abe Younan & I
music production Danny Bou-Maroun
Yes, we were actually recording it while Richard Kallab was filming!

Basically I wrote this poem in March 2016 as a reaction to something someone (a friend) did. I did not want to share it because I felt it was somehow negative? I felt it would make a great DUO though. That’s where Abe fit perfectly!
Abe had already written a couple of lines of a random arabic song. Together, we structured the rest of the lyrics, as a reply to the satirical poem I wrote – and TATAAA! Yes, writing this basically is the result of a disappointment + one session of brainstorming with this music genius – ABE YOUNAN!
Definitely with the mastering of the awesome Danny Bou-Maroun!
Hope you like it!

Lyrics:

يعني عنجدّ في نِسْبِةْ زكاء كتير قوية
لَدَرجة إنّو كعيت
في عالم بِكَزبوا عليك وبيضيعوا بكذبتون
بتصير تِطَّلّع فيْيُن إنّو لِكْ ما خيّي مبارح كانت غيرالقصّة
وفي اللّي بِبَيّض وجّ معك وبعد ثانية بيسألك تعملو خدمه
بتكون سْتَغْرَبِتّ إنّو في عالم هيك مناح… بتاكُلْ صدمة
وفي هايدا “الكرياتيف” يلّي بِقَلِّدَك بعد ثانية شو ما تعمل
بالقليلة نطرلَك يومان… لِكْ خَيّي ثانَيتان!
وهايداك يلّي بِنَبّهَكْ من رفيقو… وهُوِّي رفيقو بيسوا عشرة مِنُّو
وإنتَ عارِفْ إنّو نِيّاتو أَوْسَخْ من رفيقو…
وبركي معَقّد مِنُّو لَرفيقو لَأَنو أحسَنْ مِنّو
ويللّي بِساعْدَكْ بِشغْلِة وبْيَعمِل حالو هُوّي عملَكْ
ويللي بينسِيكْ بثانية وبيبرُمْ ضُدّكْ
كرمال قِرشِين وبْيِنسى فضْلَكْ
ويللي بيَعمِلْ حالو بحبّكْ وبيِسأل عنّك
ليروح يحكي لرفقاتو خْبارَكْ
ويللي بْيِستَفيدْ منّك وبكبَّك
مفكَّرَك حمارْ عطَيْطو كلّ شي عندَك
وأضحَكْ شي يللي ما بيقدر يطلّع خبار مِنّكْ
فبحطّ كلام بتمّك
بيكون هُوّي قال الكلام وإنتَ تضحّكتِلّو لتخْلَصْ مِنّو
والأغشَمْ مِنّو هايداك يلّي بصَدّقو
والأزنخ؟
يللّي مفكّرْ المصاري والسيارة والبيت بيعملو الإنسان
والأقرَف؟ يللّ بعلّي صوتو صوبَكْ أوْ بِهِتَّكْ
ليْجرِّب يدَمّْرَكْ لأنّو ما فيْ يسْتَغِلَّكْ
أوْ يسَيْطِرْ عليكْ

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Raging Bull (1980) M Review

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin from Jake LaMotta‘s memoir Raging Bull: My Story.

What a true classic! This movie tells the story of every rising star. Robert De Niro playing Jake has his brother Joey as his manager. He is a boxer who does not only win all other boxers but also has a chance to winning the championship; he is feared by all other boxers, but according to Joey’s calculations and connections, Jake cannot do it without the mafia – Salvy Batts.

Jake plays their game – meaning he shakes hands with the Mafia and agrees to lose some games to get to the championship. Along the way, he finds out that his wife cheated on him with almost everyone he knows – including his brother. He forgives her, fights with his brother, and moves on to the championship game where he loses the game, royally – basically giving his opponent the championship on a silver platter. Somewhere along the way, Jake finds out in his own way that his brother also had fought with Salvy.

Later on, he retires and opens his own bar, and gets behind bars because of letting a 14 year old in. All that was nice and all, but the movie only gets good when he sights his brother randomly, follows him, only to discover that he is no one now. That’s where he realizes that it was his brother, who got it down-hill since that game when he made himself lose.

 

The monologue Jake performs in front of the mirror gave me goose bumps.

 

“It was like a peak you reach, and then it’s down hill. It was you Charlie. You was my brother. You should have looked out for me a little bit. You should’ve looked out for me just a little bit. You should’ve taken care of me, just a little bit, instead of making me take those dives, for the short end money. You don’t understand. I could’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could’ve been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am. It was you Charlie.”
Champions are born to be champions, champions don’t lose – but there are always people around them that are intimidated, jealous, and suspicious. The road to success is the hardest and most stressful, and usually people with talent depend on those around them to look out for them and to handle ‘other people’, that is when their managers, brothers, cousins, and friends fail them. Most ‘stars’ are poorly handled and misled with the wrong manipulating minds all the time, those who do not see the far picture.

Stars and champions are destructive perfectionists; they hate themselves when they don’t get what they want their way. Jake in the movie does not really fight the championship fight because he felt he does not earn it – he gave in to the mafia, and lost his reputation and his family along the way.

But again, there IS a movie to Jake’s story and this man’s last scene is him preparing for a show – anchoring with “I’m The Boss, I’m The Boss”; after seeing his brother walking like a no-lifer, Jake remembers that he IS BOSS. A person like him can be hindered, stopped, persecuted, thrown in jail, boo-ed, cheated on, deceived, but he would rise up every time and prove to the world that a champion cannot be stopped.

 

What a movie!

With Love,
M

(check out my other movie reviews on the category “M & Movies”)

 

#MyVisionMyLife Collection of Hoodies @mayaacra

Motivation Hoodies; 10% of the overall proceeds go to Children Cancer Center.

You probably saw these posts (of the cover photo) on my instagram, their basic goal is motivating people to envision their future and achieve their goals, to believe in their inner beauty, to never let their insecurities and fears stop them, and to be faithfully strong.

The reason I started designing these hoodies though, is because I would really like to inspire others. The second reason is because I often go shopping and I never really like whatever I see. Hoodies with slogans like “Hate Mondays – Today’s Off, Go Back To Bed” is all I see and those do not really describe what I aspire to be – and what I believe life truly is: Life is about hustling, is about loving what you do and waking up every day to do more of. It’s about achievement, success, love, security, and strength.

And since I believe that Children with Cancer are the strongest and most inspiring people of all, this project is not solely for profit – since the profit is minor, 10% of the gross amount is given to charity – to Children Cancer Center. Since most of us really love to help, but we do not often have the time to, by buying a hoodie, you are inspiring whoever sees you wearing one, and you are somehow contributing a fair amount to the strongest kids in the world.

The Cost of one Hoodie is 50,000 LBP. (10% of whatever you buy goes to charity)

You can DM me on Instagram or Whatsapp me on 03366729 to Reserve Yours!

#YourVisionYourLife #MyVisionMyLife #mayaacra #mayaakra08

Bel Saf W2afi – @itswilliamofficial feat. Bling / Special Appearance Maya Acra

Wael and I have been friends ever since I was literally 13! First Time I heard him singing,  I was in Gilgamish back in 2005; I just froze and watched him. Back then, I was probably still playing Barbie. He’s lucky he knew his passion ever since, has been doing this for so long, he definitely deserves a share and all the support from you!
I absolutely love his voice and I loved taking part of his first official music video Bel Saf W2afi!

This Music Video was recorded on a Green Screen at Arabia Book by Rock Production
You can also watch it on Arabica TV
Don’t forget to Follow William on instagram to stay tuned with his updates!

“7kita 3ala facebook w maraddit” is not a business approach

So is “Ba3atella DM on instagram w ma raddit”
Being A digital consultant, I find it often that people are interested in working with bloggers, digital influencers, or talents. Sometimes directors would find an actress so fitting for a specific role, that they send her a private message.

 

I also hear this often “I sent her a message on instagram and on facebook, she did not reply, she is probably sheyfeh hala”, while on the other hand there are numerous numbers of bloggers waiting for sponsors, for content, and there are so many talented actresses and models feeling unappreciated.

 

What should you do?
– Every blogger/ actress has contact information on their socials: Send them an email or call their personal numbers. Don’t just wait for a message on Facebook. That is you being unprofessional, not them being cocky.

 

– When not getting a reply, send a reminder after 3 days, then another one after 2 weeks.

 

– (If you still did not get a reply and you are still after this specific person) Figure out a medium. Think of a person who would know her personal number or email and contact that person.

– Contact Talent Agents and Agencies for assistance (they usually have contact information of talents)

Tips:

  • The new instagram links you directly to a person’s contact
  • Many professionals have their numbers put on LinkedIn
  • Bloggers that do not have a contact number on their socials probably do not want to be contacted (so if you are a blogger and aiming for sponsors and proposals, put it there!)
  • When signing deals and talking MONEY with the assistance of a talent agent or medium, ask for a meeting for the 3 of you together. Chances are big that some projects do not go though because the “person in the middle” wants a bigger commission or is not transmitting the right info about a specific activity

 

While mostly all businesses exist on facebook and instagram, both are still NOT BUSINESS platforms. You want to raise a complaint, send an inquiry, or ask for a favor SEND AN EMAIL, CALL THE NUMBER, and ASK FOR A F2F MEETING.

Goodluck!
Much Love!
M

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