Rebellious Saudi woman. My life has began once i arrived to Canada in 2008, from that moment i realized that there is a lot of things i need to catch up with ....
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Billions of people every day, smoking and enjoying their habit without any attention to disgusting pictures posting at the back of the Cigarette pack... They knew it is damage their bodies and their brain but still every morning there is someone blowing smoke and drink his black coffee... every day there is a mother or a husband or even younger brother, asking you to choose your clothes and your hijab properly because you are not wearing it according to the Islamic rules... Millions of obese people dying everyday with all of these nutrition food policies and programs regulated by governments but still the number of obese people are getting higher every year and it is cost the health care system billions of dollars annually.Why nothing change? Why not alot of people quet smoking? why not alot of obese lose some weight?Why?! I do not know if the Hijab example fit with what am going to say, but I really want to say that we cannot fix every thing with giving advices or set such program to get rid of serious problem… I do not know! I was thinking if its help then we do not need to live personal experience…. All what you need to read someone's book or listen to eldest person in your family. I Think advised some one is another way to say I care about you and I want you to have the best, but as I believe its at the same time sending another message about your lack of experience….. However, there is small different between hijab example and the other examples I listed above. I do believe that when it comes to your health it does not only affect you individually but affects the whole community.People should take responsibility to reduce the damege on theirself and on the whole community as well. As example, Obesity. But, when it comes to wearing hijab I do not think that will hurt if you or causing severe problem for the community if some women decided wear it or not it’s a personal choice.
I dont know what i can say and from where i can start i'll just start it . I'm the one who like to eat Fast Food sometimes; burger king, pepperoni pizza from Dominose pizza, Shawarma yummy yummy. I am rarely doing that after moving to Canada because i only eat Halal food and now im stuck with vegetatian food if i decided go out with my friends. At the begining i thought its good to be healthy and avoid this kind of food but come on people need change sometnimes. On Valentines day i went with my sister to the mall it was so boring, nothning to do it seems like every one busy with his own plan for this special day. When it comes to the food i spend too much time thinking about what i can order for dinner; vigie max from subway,cheese lasagnea from Vanellie's, or vegie works from NewYork fries. I know there is som Halal food restaurant in down town ,there is one for Shawarma but it is horrible its not fresh and expensive too. The hard one when i am at the university, sometimes i really dont have time to cook for my lunch. There is no halal food. I think its important to have some choices in their menues cuz there is a lot of Muslim international students there. i know some saudis eat meat and chicken even if it is not slaughtered according to islamic rules but not all of muslims do. I heard from friends of me living in USA there is fast food restaurant selling Halal meal too because in this area there is a lot of muslims anyways i hope somthing change or at leat i can find some alternatives tell this time take care.
I was remembering my cute cockatiel that I bought in back home. When I graduated from university, I had a lot of free time I've nothing to do but searching for job. Then I decided to get cute parrot with those bright orange patches on chicks. That makes me so busy; feeding, cleaning, and plying with my new pet. I loved to leave it play on my lab, jumping from my shoulder to my head. I had very good moments with my Tweety until my mom told me that I cannot do that any more because of my tow youngest sisters are afraid from the bird flying everywhere. I refused that at the beginning so I decided to do it in my bedroom but eventually I choose not to do because of the miss that happened from the bird flying and spreading feathers everywhere and the birdseeds cover my carpet. My cute cockatiel ends up confined in a cage. Day by day, my cute cockatiel becomes quieter and very awareness to any object that getting close to the cage and sounding like crazy. It was very scary to me. I could not play with it any more nor touch its soft feathers. It is a small bird but I care and feel sorry about it, what if it was a human?!! Living, interacting with other people, loves, and hate…. I believe that everyone has the right to live freely, and having the quality of life. Imagine that somebody controlling your life for any reason, preventing you from living normal life, keeping you isolated from others because they are hold different religion or even keeps you away from opposite sex because they think that going to spoil you and ruin your life or this is against your believes. This is totally crazy but its happen in Saudi Arabia any ways!!
I was reading online in Association for Discussion of National Issues of Saudi Arabia (ADNISA) three weeks ago. There were an article wrote by ADNISA arguing that Saudi should band from travel to the west for study or whatever reasons. ADNISA started the article by talking about the "generation's gap" between elder and younger generation and I do not know how it is related to preventing Saudis from traveling to the West. Unless ADINSA mean that is because of this gap youth Saudis trying to escape the country, maybe this is somehow true. ADINSA also described youth as useless people spending too much time watching "Hollywood movies, Lebanese video clips and playing soccer". Yes, this is the way younger Saudis spend their time. However, most importantly why they are spending too much time on that? In addition, they put all the blame on "media", which is influenced Saudi youth in negative ways from their intensive sexual desire to lifestyle and dress coded. (Jeans and low waist) - Media somehow involved in changing people's life but this is another story- I do not think there is anybody deny what some Saudis have done while they are traveling abroad for any purpose. Some of them caught red-handed or being in trouble because of misbehaving, sexual harassment, and carelessness. I am partially agreed with ADINSA in diagnosis the problem but not in the treatment.
In a country like Saudi Arabia, when most of the population is youth – it is estimated about more than 50% of population are youth - this reality with unemployment higher rate, restricting understanding of Islam, and unreasonable preventing mingling between both sexes in society, works hand in hand to deteriorate Saudi's youth life on many levels. For example, socially, emotionally, and psychologically
Ok let us do not put all the blame on Saudi youth I am not saying that they are not guilty but I believe in (victim - guilty theory) that means nobody 100% victim or 100% guilty. People could be in a particular situation and forced to do what they have done. I do not mean there is somebody forced them but maybe that is happening inattention.
ADINSA thinks that one orientation program that the Saudi government implemented for Saudis who are about leaving to another country for education purpose is capable to educate them and teach them how to well behave respectfully and responsibly in their new life with completely different culture. Again, the writer in a typical thinking trying to put the blame on women, who dressed in someway differently, which, is attracted for Saudi youth. Importantly, one program or advice cannot change person's mind or values. The solution starts from Saudi Arabia, from the society.
Saudi Arabian needs more than orientation program to solve this miss. They need social revolution to build a new future for all Saudis, women and men side by side. Allow them to Mingle in a healthy environment with other sex at universities and work places, and build places for entertainment such as Movie Theater, parks, and public libraries. Teach them that morals comes first before religion or any thing else because religion does not worth any thing without morals and well behaved with other people. At the end ADINSA, suggest that Saudi government should not send any students abroad for education continuing. Moreover, it is better than that to have good local universities for Saudi students. ADINSA ignored the vary benefits that comes from travels especially for education purpose. For example, learn about new culture, had high quality education, and more importantly let the others know about Saudi culture. Everyone have the right to travel and have high quality education and do not should anyone band for any reasons.