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Friday, April 15, 2011

This morning I walked almost 4 miles .
The first 2 and 3/4 miles ( the long way) I walked into the next town , went to a little coffee house
and had breakfast , I figured " I just walked three miles , I do believe I earned a yummy breakfast " .
While I waited for my order and sipped a lovely Nicaraguan coffee with peanutty undertones .
I spoke to another lovely woman and her family ( they actually owned the coffeeshop ) , I ate my yummy egg and cheese with BACON (insert gasp here)
the girl at the counter refilled my water bottle and then I walked the other mile ( the short way) back home .
I got to thinking that there are women in other countries who can't do any of these things I did this morning let alone one of them .

Countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq forbid their women from showing any part of their skin apart from their hands (wrists down) in public , men can dress as they please, most women on the other hand, are by law required to cover their face and wear ankle-length, long sleeve dresses and robes. A public whipping is the most common punishment for women who are found guilty of showing their bodies in public.

You can bet that I was showing more than my hands today .

In other countries it is unlawful for a woman to even go out in public without her husband .

Yet in other countries it is unlawful for a woman to talk to a man in public .

This makes me sad and happy at the same time .

So I say to my fellow American ladies GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING !!

You have rights , use them , there are no excuses why any of us should be stuck at home .

And there are no laws either :)
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    i agree with BRIGHTIDEA05.
    2503 days ago
    BRIGHTIDEA05 thank you for your comment , I was only going on the info that is provided to me , and I appreciate your insight
    2564 days ago
    Hiya, ran across your blog but not sure how, love a lot of what you said though..I am in Iran right now, its definitely not one of those countries like saudi arabia. The women are required to wear headscarves, but their hair is usually showing in the front and the back. The monteau (covering) that they wear...needs to just cover their butts and be long sleeved. Yes its true though that men usually can wear short sleeves while women dont have the option. I think Iran is one of the most misunderstood countries in the world. I am single woman here, I live alone, drive a car, and lead a successful pediatric cancer charity. The freedoms are nowhere near the ones we have in the US for women...but its a fascinating place...and so are the women....some of the strongest spirited in the world I have ever seen. Wish you could come visit! Don't mean to correct just giving a first hand account....of a misconception...Great blog post though.
    2590 days ago
    You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, for now. It frightens me to see that our laws in America are being changed one by one to ALLOW and adopt Sharia law practices right here in the USA. IMO, either a person is an American, or they're not...no hyphens need apply. "One nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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