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Joumana Haddad

Politically incorrect questions

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The J-spot
a blog about women’s rights, human dignity, secularism and sexual freedom in the Arab world

When will a woman hitting on a man stop being considered sluttish, while a man hitting on a woman is simply considered ‘self-confident’ and an 'initiative taker'?

When will a woman who loves sex stop being called a nymphomaniac, while a man who loves sex is basically called ‘virile’?

When will a woman cheating on a man stop being judged as dissolute, while a man cheating on a woman is purely justified by his ‘polygamous genes’?

When will a woman dressed sexily stop being deemed as provocative (thus inviting harassment or even rape), while a man dressed sexily is only deemed ‘stylish’?

When will a fifty-year-old woman dating a twenty-five-year-old man stop being criticized as pathetic, while a fifty-year-old man dating a twenty-five-year-old woman is just ‘normal’?

When will a successful woman stop being accused of sleeping her way up, while a successful man is plainly bright and ‘achieved’?

When will a single forty-year-old woman stop being depicted as a distressed spinster, while a single forty-year-old man is portrayed as an ‘eligible bachelor’?

When will a woman who sexually harasses a man stop being estimated crazy, while a man sexually harassing a woman is merely ‘provoked’ and 'tempted'?

When will a woman checking out a man’s ass stop being described as obsessed, while a man checking out a woman’s ass is described as an ‘admirer of beauty’?

When will women in most countries stop needing condescending quotas to be part of the political scene, while men can aim at any position without having to worry about their gender?

And the last, most important question of all:
When will we stop asking ourselves such questions?

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When will we stop asking ourselves such questions?

  • A.R.B

    When will a successful woman stop being accused of sleeping her way up, while a successful man is plainly bright and ‘achieved’? This will happen when men (heterosexuals at least) will start sleeping their way up because women have reached the highest echelons of our corporate world! ugh... This debate should mutate to include the social epidemic which affects both genders badly and equally: rampant stupidity!

    March 4, 2013

  • Metnman

    "When will a single forty-year-old woman stop being depicted as a distressed spinster, while a single forty-year-old man is portrayed as an ‘eligible bachelor’?" Because he is! Deal with it!

    March 4, 2013

  • christopher.nassar

    You have a point there, I agree with you from the economical point of view

    April 8, 2013

  • Metnman

    Sexist double standards eh? How original!

    March 4, 2013

  • W Fairhart

    yeah... Keep up the heat Joumana...

    March 3, 2013

  • NotSure1

    You are right. All the above is true except for checking out a woman’s ass. Men should always check the front and back. A man is not always considered an admirer of beauty when shockingly he discovers the ass belongs to a transsexual. Well.., I may be wrong. Actually, some men will still enjoy and admire it. You may be right even on this one. There is no need to check the front and there are no exceptions

    March 2, 2013

  • Phil؟

    Good piece Joumana.. better than the pretentious tripe you were writing lately.. I have one correction though: a man dressed sexily is deemed gay, not stylish : )

    March 2, 2013

  • Salim Zwein

    when women will stop giving a f*#@ .....

    March 2, 2013