Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Another female Saudi writer Dr. Badria al-Bisher joins the ranks of rebel muslim women and calls for equality
yesterday as i was flipping tv channels i landed on Future tv a lebanese station and the guest there was an educated Saudi woman , columnist, writer and novelist Dr. Badria al-Bisher, and did not take much time for me in watching the interview to see and realize where this women is heading in her interview, very smart and educated lady that challenged the saudi islamic backward system in how it treats women. I can tell she is another voice to add to my list of muslim women that are challenging the backward islam and its treatment of women.
I was so impressed with this lady who authored many books and she writes in Al Hayat Newspaper, very sharp and educated, she shared her experience of how she was discriminated against in saudi Arabia , even when she submitted for her master degree at a saudi university, she was forced to remove certain sections that the reviewers did not approve off and she made it clear that they used ideological criteria rather than scientific criteria in their evaluation, she also expressed her frustration with the saudi moral police and how they treat women, in many of her writings she is critical of how women are treated in the Islamic society and the harassment they get subjected to, and she is a big advocate for equality and the liberation of women, she also criticized the enforcement of women covering and the requirements placed on women for how she dress and what attire she must wear (hijab).
Finally she went to Lebanon and did her PHD and now she is a writer and newspaper columnist.
Bisher is part of a group of more than 100 Saudi women who had campaigned in vain for the right to be candidates and vote in the local elections.
This remarkable educated lady Dr. Bisher is a true activist and a fighter, she joins Dr. Wafa sultan and Dr. Hatoon Al Fassi , and Buthaina Nasser and Taybe Ibrahim,Saudi and Women's Rights Activist Wajiha Al-Huweidar,and Saudi Tv Journalist Nadine Al Bedair in the ranks of all these rebel women fighting the radical and backward islam. Keep an eye on all these ladies, from saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Syria, they will change the muslim world and put it on the civilization tracks.
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