Have you ever seen a Jordanian *FAMILY* tree?
– Notice the boldness of the word FAMILY –
I mean, the word family should mean the entire family members? right?
Which includes males and FEMALES?
YES, you heard it right
F – E – M – A – L – E – S
In the definition of the word ‘Family’
Females members are included.
things are different here in Jordan
To my dismay
And while reading the names of the family tree in the picture above
I wispered in wonderment
DON’T THEY HAVE FEMALES IN THIS FAMILY?
A female friend of mine
who happened to be standing next to me answered
‘Ofcourse they do’
‘They just don’t mention their names here!’
And WHY the hell is that? I asked
Mmmm, actually it is shameful to place females names on a family tree!
Shameful?! Like in being 3eb? Like women masturbation for example?
Who said so?
Our culture? Society? Moral heritage?
Or maybe it is just us
Who find shame in our mothers and sisters names!
While ignoring the real shame
of our cowardness
of breaking those OLD traditions
That should be no longer valid
At a time, the world realized that women are no longer objects!
and are as human as you are BIG MEN!