Of course one could spend this day by celebrating the Jordanian woman and all her accomplishments with regards to the very high level of education and economic participation. As well as the long list of freedoms enjoyed regardless of gender. A look at today’s newspapers and I can tell someone’s already got all that covered.
But at the end of the day there’s the question of gifts and men have always had trouble figuring out what a woman wants. Most of them never get tired of jewelry or shoes, but you have to think in a bit more feasible terms because this isn’t a gift for just one woman, rather half of our population.
I, unlike most men, tend to always get good gifts. I think outside the box and that’s why my gifts tend to be appreciated a bit more.
So in honor of International Women’s Day I’ve come up with a gift idea that would be appreciated by ALL Jordanian women…
One word: Legislation.
Granted: it’s not as shiny as a pair of earrings or as fashionable as a pair of stilettos or as stylish as a louis vuitton handbag but hear me out…
Wouldn’t it be something if parliament got together on this of all days to abolish article 98 that protects murderers who slaughter their female relatives to cleanse their family honor by giving them very lenient sentences?
That would be quite the gift to Jordanian women. You’d have at least an average of 30 female lives spared each year.
Or how about allowing women who marry non-Jordanians the right to pass on the Jordanian citizenship to their children?
Tougher anti-domestic violence laws?
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