Women do make a difference

It surprises me how many writers have written about the Sheeat gathering at Ali Al Moosa’s diwaniyah showing their disappointment for not having a Sheeat minister in the government, and later on about Al Galaf’s comment upon the appointment of Dr. Al Mobarak, as if these conducts are foreign to our country. In fact these Prejudices are rooted in our society for as long as I can remember; the system itself was built on such bases.
Look at the government’s structure for example; certain ministries are reserved for the Royal family, others for Nigadah, yet other posts are reserved for tribal inhabitants and some for Sheeat, and the weight of each group indicates what ministry they are allowed to hold.

Do you remember sometimes back when Ahmad Elfahad addressed the Sheeat members to nominate a Sheeat Minister right in the parliament? Do you remember the chaos that resulted from his behavior after that?

So when the system is built on such fallacy, you do expect that each minister would naturally sympathize with his own group. When a Sheeat minister for example is appointed, in no time you see his ministry is flooded with Sheeat and chances are that they’d have better chances for promotions, and the same is true with other groups.

In my opinion AlGalaf’s disapproval of Dr. Al Mobarak was not because she is a woman, remember her first interview on the newspapers she declared openly that “she is not appointed because of her religious belonging, rather for her qualifications”, and that what scared AlGalaf and other Sheeats, they wanted her a puppet in their hands and she gave them the first warning, let’s read between the lines;” I’m here for my qualifications and I only respect the ones who hold the same regardless of their background or religious beliefs”, and that was the real blow to Al Galaf and his group.

Let’s not forget also that The Ministry of Planning is not considered one of the most important ministries and that’s another undeclared reason behind AlGalaf’s disappointment.

In a nutshell; I think with this statement Dr. Al Mobarak did not only challenge the Sheeat group, she also set an example for others to follow regardless of the corrupt system. Way to go

Am I sensing some air of change? Well I hope so

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jewaira
    Jun 18, 2005 @ 22:15:00

    Dr.Massouma will have alot to bare on her shoulders as all eyes will be on her; any thing she says or does will be blown out of proportion because she is the first.

    The way she handles the forthcoming situations will certainly encourage greater female participation in the politics of this country.


  2. Bo Jaij
    Jun 18, 2005 @ 22:25:00

    Whats funny is how Al-Qallaf keeps repeating that both Sunnis and Sheaá voted for him in Rumaithiya. Then he forgets that Dr Masooma as a minister represents all Kuwaitis and not just shee3a. If – according to him – its an insult to Sheea…what about the Sunnis who gave him thier votes?

    He should represent them too …. Mr I got votes from both sides


  3. Jelly Belly
    Jun 18, 2005 @ 23:19:00

    ma agool ila allah yekon eb 3onha…and I wish this whole Sunnis and Sheea issue will stop…maybe I’m a dreamer but I really want to see the day where we see each others for who we are and not for our religious backgrounds! Or what families we come from!


  4. Eagle's_Wings
    Jun 19, 2005 @ 04:05:00



  5. AyyA
    Jun 19, 2005 @ 14:15:00

    Thank you every one for your valuable insight


  6. iiitttasjahdo
    Jun 22, 2005 @ 17:19:00

    There’s one thing I don’t get about people here: They ALWAYS include religion in EVERYTHING.
    Okay not to say it’s bad to have some faith, but I always thought religion is something between you and God. i also believe that if someone had that much faith in something, and was religious ( especialy islam) then they wouldn’t have been prejudice

    As long as the parliment members or officials are making a difference like they’re supposed to ( which sadly enough they don’t) WHO CARES WHAT THEIR BELIEFS are!?


  7. AyyA
    Jun 25, 2005 @ 03:48:00

    Thanks for passing by dear, well, in my opinion; once religion gets to control your life it is not a private practice anymore, it becomes public. And sadly a lot of religious people don’t practice its essence, rather get brain washed and as a result impose their beliefs on others believing that by doing so, they are saving humanity, while in reality they are making other people’s life miserable. And the worst are the ones who use religion for political reasons.


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