Defining bravery may not be as easy as I once thought it was. Typically, I felt it was someone who did something they felt needed doing and which they were very afraid to do, because of very real and likely consequences for the act.
Many people define bravery as simply placing yourselves in harms way. Granted there is a great deal of overlap there, but the person who has no fear of heights whatsoever such as certain amber-indians famous for working on New York Skyscrapers in the 1940s and 50s cannot be said to be brave necessarily, (at least in this sense) while a soldier who goes out into the battlefield knowing that he may not survive the encounter, and being profoundly frightened to do so is perhaps the dictionary definition of bravery.
How would you define then, women who not only are unarmed, but are out numbered and unclothed and paint upon themselves slogans demanding freedom and genuine human rights and place themselves in the middle of the most conservative, ultra-right wing misogynistic and thuggish group of people known to exist these days short of North Korea, and do this for the benefit of all of us.
Brave doesn’t cut it. We need a new word.
H/T Magic Martin
Tunisian FEMEN activist Meriam burned a salafist flag in front of the Grande Mosquée de Paris today at 4PM as a symbol of women’s fight against wild religious extremism. The Arab sextremist gave a sign of women’s stand-off to those who kill and rape in the name of Allah. The recent call of Tunisian salafists to stone Tunisian activist Amina was the last step before a big women riot.
As bright as the fire of the salafist flag that was burning, the Women’s revolution against wild traditions of Islamism will start. Women of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, EMENA, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan and Indonesia, you will change the planet with your courage! The one who was oppressed will become free, the one who was weak will become strong. Our bodies belong to us only! Islamism is strong in front of the oppressed but islamism is weak in front of the rebellion of our free bodies! Our breasts are more dangerous then their stones!