Some good news from Palestine today, Women are moving up the ladder.
Businesswoman challenges traditions in Palestine
A successful company in Palestine has set a precedent in becoming the first firm to be headed by a female in the Muslim country.
The stock market is a land heavily dominated by men. Women are a rare sight on the trading floor, even in Western countries, not to mention the even more conservative Arab world.
successful company in Palestine has set a precedent in becoming the first firm to be headed by a female in the Muslim country.
Her story has inspired women trying to break away from the austere rules of religious society. She now employs several women in her company, and men it seems are slowly coming to grips with the new reality.
“You could often see women in various managerial positions. My boss is also a woman, and we are getting on quite well,” Salam Zohod, manager of a bank, said.
Regardless of the boardroom sessions and client meetings the chief executive is still very much a woman in a man’s world.
“Once I get home, I become mother and wife. I still have enough strength for household chores and for my husband,” Ruba Masrouji said.
So what do Palestinian men think about the example that makes their wives more confident and financially independent?
“It’s great that a woman can succeed in running a business as well as a family. It’s becoming a trend in our society, which is a positive sign,” broker Mohamad Elbarq said.
One thing Ruba Masrouji knows for sure is that it will only be through equal rights and opportunities that will keep her company and her nation united.
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Israel has used photoshop to remove the women in the Cabinet photograph. I kid you not! Story follows and Check out the before and after pictures below, click for larger view
Seriously, Israel has to be the worst cancer on this planet. They are insane war mongers, and yes, they also hate women. What a great progressive place to live, only one type of person allowed, and then only the male version. Sexist pigs! I’m sure Britian and the UN wish they could take back that resolution that created such a rogue state.
Women in Israeli govt? Not if Photoshop can help
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two women serve in Israel’s new Cabinet, but some Israelis would rather not see them.
Newspapers aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jewish readers tampered with the inaugural photograph of the Cabinet, erasing ministers Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver.
Ultra-Orthodox newspapers consider it immodest to print images of women.
Hey, dont’ talk to me about how women are treated in Muslim states. Israel is no shining example of equaltiy, but rather a racist sexist state.
The daily Yated Neeman digitally changed the photo, moving two male ministers into the places formerly occupied by the women.
The weekly Shaa Tova simply blacked the women out, in a photo reprinted Friday by the mainstream daily Maariv.
During the election, campaign posters featuring female candidate Tzipi Livni were defaced near ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods.
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