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I HATE FEMINISM!

Lebanese Girls, ”WMN PWR” and “FEMINIST” shirts are beautiful, ravishing; but you know what, is women empowerment just being a statement on your shirts or are you really applying in your life as a woman, a friend, a best friend, a mother, and a citizen?

 

Empowerment is only an “issue” if women support each other, for real. Only when they don’t view each other as competition (in a country where loyal men is as rare as hairless genitals), when they support a woman-friend-startup/ initiative, when they smile to women they haven’t met before, when they don’t hate on every female who’s taller, skinnier, more successful (list goes on..) than them that they establish POWER. A successful strong woman should not be a woman you hate, but a woman you should set as a success story, an example that you TOO can make it.

And if you are successful, supporting less successful women is not stooping down your level, or else you will only be an opportunist, an “arriviste”- ekh.

 

I HATE extreme FEMINISTS.

 

 

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“Will you at least vote for one women in the government?” – 59% said YES

Elections are very soon; we have more than 140 candidates. I think it’s very inspiring, but I find a gap here. Let’s stop the candidacy of more women (and not fall back into female competition and divided voting) and focus on getting a specific number of women in the parliament. If you are voting make sure you will not vote for a list that does NOT include at least one woman. According to a study presented at the KIP project in April 2017, Lebanese men are more likely to vote by only 1.2% than Lebanese women. This shows that if only women included female candidates in their voting, we will have more than 4 of those (who might actually do something) in the parliament this time. I met some of the candidates in the Women In Front conference held lady with Foundation Diane; they are beautiful INTELLIGENT charismatic women, that is what we need more of in the parliament, and within our government.

 

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“Female Quota?” – 56% said yes 44% said no

Why do I hate feminists?

They sometimes ask for over-equality. A participant in the conference was asking to lower the fees of candidacy for female candidates. NO, just because you get free drinks in a bar, doesn’t mean you get more privileges than men – you want to decrease the fees, let’s apply it to both genders. Equality is equality.

This is why having women in the government is not FEMINISM. It is human rights.

 

One last thing, since I mentioned the elections, VOTE.

You want change? VOTE.

Don’t prepare gatherings on voting day. VOTE.

Don’t go to the beach, VOTE.

Don’t travel on that day, VOTE.

Oh, and Happy International Women’s Day!

 

All the percentages shared are polls on my instagram and represent a good focus group of Lebanese people 

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M Spotted: Drunk Stool Blocking Antelias Highway

Okay, I am writing this FULLY cause of my mom’s request.

She sent this to me earlier today by whatsapp:

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A picture of a chair blocking the road at the Antelias Highway.

I thought of creating a meme with it, comparing roadblocks in other countries and road blocks in Lebanon, then I thought of the Lebanese Private sector.

It is not fair to say that we, Lebanese People, are far behind, because WE are not. Whoever takes care of THIS in Lebanon are VERY far behind. Whether it is the municipalities, the police, or the government. This is not a roadblock, this is a drunk chair in the middle of the road and it is only Wednesday.

The private sector however has advanced entrances and ‘roadblocks’. We are not underdeveloped as citizens, all our homes are Hi-Tech; our education is better than any other country, our styles are modernized and urban, it is our “system” that is not keeping track. I am so sure that people in our government open their garage doors with a click, yet block our roads with a high stool from Maamelten.

I will be updating this article with a couple of entrances to media houses and private institutions in Lebanon with a better infrastructure (you can send me some images too).

Hoping for a change by the people for the people. #V

Much Love!
M

إنفِجار

خْلِقْنا بِلْ تسْعينات
رْبينا عَلْ إنفيجاراتْ

بالمدرسة تْعَلَّمنا يوم
وْفَرّصنا يومان
بِحِجِّة إنْو مات فولانْ

بالجامعة تْخانَقنا
على مين بَدّو يِتْزَعَّمْنا

نُصْنا نَجَح بالواسطة
ونُصْنا ما كان إِلو جلادة
فَ قَرَّر يَعْمِلْ شَعْرو راسْطة

وْبِتْشوفْ هَلْ بَناتْ زِهْقانة
كلّ وَحدة بِتْسَمي حالا ناشطة
بْتِتْفَرْكَشْ فِيا يابا عمْبِتْعَلِّق يافطة

بِأَشْغالْنا مِنْشوفْ أرباب أَعمالنا
عَمْبِنازعو كِرْمالْ يضَلّْ لبنان فوق راصْنا

تْعبْنا وما إلْنا جلادة نِشكي
وَلا نهاجِر وَلا نِبْكي

نَحنا بَدْنا نعيش
وهِنّي بين الثانية والثانية بْيَعْملولنا فيشْ

بَجَم حَوَشْ تَتَرْ
مِشكَلتون اللبناني مْعَلَّم ومْكَتّرْ

وأنا كلّ ما يِطلَع إنفِجار
بذَكِّركُنْ أنا مينْ
برْجَع بِتذَكَّرْ
إنّو بَطّلِت بِتْهِمني هَلْ سياسة من سنين

Poli-Drama

This is not another cliché about the political situation in Lebanon. I’m not asking you to all love each other and become one happy country, we will never all love each other politically; it’s just not the way we were raised. It’s like each person belongs to a different political party due to many reasons: their parents fought in the civil war, some close person or relative was lost during the war by the other political party, bla bla bla.. It all makes sense. Right?! Even if your bestfriend belongs to another political party, when there is some kind of any political voting, you are bound to hate her/him on the specific day. Oh but it’s not a biggy, you’ll probably go to Gemmayze with her/him after three days… That’s us. 3adeh!

However, I do want you to go back at least fifteen years back when you loved Tom and Jerry!

Seriously, imagine Tom without Jerry or Jerry without Tom!

*imagine! Don’t keep on reading*

I’m sure if Tom ever disappears, Jerry will put pictures of him all over the country on every single tree, pole, and wall he can reach (none-but that’s not the issue). I’m sure Jerry will mourn each day, cry for endless hours, sit alone in that wall-hole feeling bad for himself. Not a single cat will ever let him live the thrill Tom gives him.

If Jerry ever goes missing, Tom will be devastated. He’ll search each and every centimeter of cheese, wall-hole, and club sandwich he sights. The rest of the mice are too predictable, too naïve, he might even go vegetarian!!!
Now imagine Michel Aoun without Samir Geagea or Samir Geagea without Aoun!

*Now stop reading and imagine*

Don’t you see how the second Samir Geagea got out of jail, Aoun came back from France!?

I won’t label who is Tom and who’s Jerry, because you’d think I’m taking sides, and that is not the addressed issue.

Imagine Aoun becoming president and Samir Geagea is out of the picture. BORING! Would you still watch politics?! If I were you, I wouldn’t. What’s the use of politics without the poli-drama! Imagine Aoun saying some claim, and there is no Samir Geagea to oppose what he said. I think most Lebanese channels would shut down!
Imagine Aoun disappeared and the Lebanese forces are in charge. Yey yipi dou pou… BORINGG!! Wait, imagine all the talkshoes! Kalem El Neis! Just that. What would Marsel Ghanem talk about!? Health!? Pollution!? Barbies?! E32 dull! What about political comedy series, La Yumal, Basmet Watan….And the Rahbani Brothers! How could I forget them! What will their theaters’ subliminal messages be about?? Kleenex?!

Imagine our universities. There is only one of them^, the other doesn’t exist. What would happen on election days?! Would you really enjoy going to such days?! Well, I’d rather sleep at home or go sunbath. The anxiety of what will happen tomorrow during the election will all fade away. NDU people! Imagine Founder’s Day! There would be no competition! There would only be the drama clubs, the science clubs, and the music clubs. Peaceful people, no spice!! What about the connections? “This teacher in March14, he will give me an A!” what will happen to all the students’ GPAs!?

Plus, businessmen actually benefit from the members of their political parties. What would the business people do!??!?! What will happen to our economy!!!!!!!!!!!?

About the jokes! What will we joke about!? Blondes?! That’s too American! We’d lose our Lebanese nationality. Think about it!?

We want change!? NO WE DON’T.

Do you ever shout “Tom, eat Jerry alreadyyyy!” or “Jerry, Kill Tom!!” while watching Tom and Jerry!? I know I don’t! I enjoy watching their show, it’s so cute and fluffy ^^!

Would you start a war tomorrow if they asked for it!? Seriously, the dude you’re with now belongs the the “TOM”s and you belong to the “JERRY”s, I know you’re not that light-headed to kill him! You might actually murder yourself instead (not because of being a good friend, but because of not knowing how to use a gun, spoiled Lebanese guy). Let’s not hate Aoun nor Geagea! Seriously do you actually think one of them will ever rule Lebanon solely!? Ofcourse not! Let’s just enjoy them like we enjoy Cartoon Network! Don’t get pissed and stuff, it’s not worth it, sit back, relax and enjoy the show, some popcorn might do.

Indeed, enjoy the drama, it’s an on-going drama, it will never end, it’s like our heritage, our legacy, our nationality.

You love Lebanon, Love it’s Poli-Drama 😉