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Education for Women in Lebanon by Jamil Kharrazi

Education for Women in Lebanon

From how it all began to what is being done now

Women have been fighting for equal rights in Lebanon since they first were able to cast votes in 1953. According to Dr. Akram Khater, the fight for equality could really be narrowed back to the early 1900s. Now-a-days many Arab nations have tried to close the gender gap, especially when talking about education. Lebanon boasts more women than men in their universities, according to statistics from the United Nations, but this was not always the case.

 

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Wonder Woman Smashes Gender Norms While Battling Film Ban by Jamileh Kharrazi

Wonder Woman Smashes Gender Norms While Battling Film Ban

Importance of films like Wonder Woman and why this ban began

A group of seven girls are gathered around the playground one Tuesday morning. They were playing during recess, enwrapped in fantasy and innocents. The big problem for the day: who could be Wonder Woman in the group? With all of them wanting to be the powerful superhero, they needed a solution; said Lady Jamil Kharrazi.

The amazons, an all-female race created by Zeus to protect mankind, were to become their choice and together they would fight. The positive representation in Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman has made this character a role model for young girls. However, some countries have banned the film particularly because of Gal Gadot. Their excuses are said to be her over-sexualization (to which they joked about in the film) but the truth may be found in her homeland.

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Empowering Females in Jordan One Punch at a Time by Jamileh Kharrazi

Empowering Females in Jordan One Punch at a Time

How one self-defense studio is shaking the conservative views and bringing importance to women’s rights

From its rich culture to its vast amounts of preserved monuments scattered throughout its ever changing landscape, Jordan is a place where the empowerment of women and girls are restructuring the cultural building blocks of what was once the social norm.

For Amman Batool Mohanad’s, a receptionist at a self-defense studio and student, always felt uneasy never knowing how to respond to a catcall or a man standing too close as she would hail a taxi in the Jordanian capital of Amman. She would sit at the reception desk noticing the girls that came in for classes with envy. Not only did they grow physically but so grew their self-worth.

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