Caledoniyya

If Women Ruled Politics

In a similar vein to the previous post, following the 1929 Palestinian Arab Women’s Congress in Jerusalem, in which calls were made for the end of the British Mandate, the following occurred:

In 1933 “for the first time in history a Christian lady delivered a political speech from the pulpit of a mosque”* evoking rhetoric comprising the Muslim and Christian conquerors of Jerusalem, before being succeeded by a speech by a Muslim lady beside Christ’s tomb in the Holy Sepulchre.

The harmony! The religious cohesion!

O, if only women ruled the world instead of men!

* Taken from Matiel E.T. Mogannam, The Arab Woman and the Palestine Problem (London: Herbert Joseph) 1937. p. 70.

2 comments on “If Women Ruled Politics

  1. “If only women ruled the world instead of men” and the end the question will be “If only men ruled the world instead of women”

    The ideal will be “If men together with women ruled the world. Side by side”

  2. Layla
    April 6, 2011

    That would be an exasperating experience 🙂

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