Yemeni Women and What They Deserve
Descending the Cairo Side – a novel of the traveling life
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Today while looking at the stats for my blog, I noticed that an anonymous person had typed the phrase “Yemeni women don’t deserve to live” into the WordPress search function.
I have to wonder about this individual’s motivation. Was the guy a liberal (I assume a man performed this search, although I could be mistaken) looking for information on the sexism so prevalent in the Muslim world, or was he a bigot, hoping to find justification for a twisted belief that some females ought to be murdered, based on their ethnicity or social class or whatever foolish criteria might be implied in the search terms.
So I stare at the computer screen, still at a loss to explain these words’ meaning. Except that to type them into a computer at all speaks eloquently, albeit poorly, of our modern culture.
Yemeni woman from the Tihama: My feeling is that she deserves to live – Photo by Peg Herring
Of course, I could be entirely wrong about the rationale for the search terms, and there may be an innocent explanation. I would like very much to hear it.