Saturday, May 22, 2010

None Of The Above

There's an article about Arab men from an Arab woman's point of view and I must say that my Arab is untypical as he doesn't fall under any of the applicable categories she mentioned. Feeling blabby, told my Arab the first 3 categories without elaborating, here's an excerpt of our conversation:

Me:  1-Arab men do not know how to pick their wives. 2-Arab men do not know how to communicate with us (=Arab women). 3-Arab men do not know how to share.
Him: Enough!
Me:  blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah
Him:  blah-blah
Me:  blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah
Him:  blah
(...short silence...)
Him:  Some actors can really sing. (referring to an ER episode that he's currently watching, LOL, segue!)
(...end of discussion...)

Anyway the following are "the kinds of Arab Oriental Men we (=Arab women) see around, this is the kind of men we see in our homes dealing with us as fathers, brothers and husbands."
  1. Arab men do not know how to pick their wives
  2. Arab men do not know how to communicate with us
  3. Arab men do not know how to share
  4. Arab men do not know how to love
  5. Arab men do not know how to make love
  6. Arab men do not know how to respect their wives
  7. Arab men think they own their wives
  8. Arab men drown in double standard
  9. Arab men are violent.
  10. Arab men have an EGO and ATTITUDE problems
The author of the article said that, "A woman does not own herself in the Arab world; first she is owned by her father, then her brother shares the ownership until they pass it to a husband; the husband owns her till he dies or leaves her and then she is owned by her sons."

The detailed article can be read here.