On Arab Men I & II

are out now. I like Part II best... Oh yes, I do.

Yalla, Enjoy...

Comments

Anonymous said…
Dearest Layla, you are simply BRILLIANT - not because you've written about men but because you have managed to convey the message like a painting - using words as brush strokes to build the bigger picture. And the reader goes, 'wow!'. Thank you.

Now, on to the subject - you have, very correctly, stated that what you've written (particularly about the shoe polisher!!) is applicable to a greater or lesser extent to men who originate from patriarchal societies. I think this really means the entire Eastern region - granted that there will be exceptions.

Shoe polishers are seen almost everywhere, very much like their Arab counterparts, being pushed around by the 'slave owner' (she may be gigantic in size or small, generally quite ugly and intellectually dumb because one often tends to think 'what did he see in HER?', but she manages to reduce him to a crawling worm!! I guess he didn't see anything except that he's grateful that she actually looked at him!): he looks after the kids, does the dishes, does the cooking and is at her beck and call. Now, the same man, as you correctly point out, is very different with His Eastern female counterpart. Here, he does the pushing and ordering, and expects nothing but subservience from her, or else ... Double standards, absolutely. And spineless, very correct.

How will this ever change? I guess when Eastern females stand up and say 'enough is enough'.

It's great that you've also pointed out the heavy load that occupied Arab men (Iraqi and Palestinian, in particular) have to contend with, which is a fact. But then, you're also very right about men being socio-politically speaking, impotent. I think that's the root cause and something that they need to desperately work on.

All in all, both pieces are excellent and very much a fact, Layla.

In solidarity.
Anonymous said…
All true, but have you ever seen the tawdry, flashy look and heard the coarse language of certain Arab women from Maghreb playing Westernized bimbos around and then putting their chadors on on the plane back home ?

The whole Arab kind seems schizophrenic to me.
Anonymous said…
Males check out if their willy can still get up the same way as females check out if their boobs and asses haven't gone flaccid yet.

Being insecure and eager for recognition is human, only too human.
Anonymous said…
Open the eyes.
Look around. Isn’t it everywhere.
It is not about good woman and bad man or bad woman and good man.
Both man and woman suffer so many forms of abuse daily. There are bad people in this world.
And at the end of it for mankind (both woman and man):
If you allow someone to walk over you, then expect exactly that to happen, even if they do so with there shoes on. Playing the victim reveals the one to blame.
The day the good stand up against the bad is the day the earth makes home for respect.
Anonymous said…
Don't worry, the likes of me are seeing to it that the "dangling balls" of your hated Arab males stop dangling once and for all...
Anonymous said…
lynndie england: How? Are you eating them? Given that anything goes into your mouths (!!), this would not surprise me!
Anonymous said…
And don't think I don't know who THE Lynndie England is, by the way. Her face and associated picture will remain for posterity - just to prove what evil incarnate in the form of a US woman is like.
Anonymous said…
No, we're cutting 'em off ! (helped by the odd chaps in black dresses from across the borders, I must say)

Isn't that just Layla's and all Arab oppressed females' secret dream, their "House Masters" being mass-castrated ?

We're just making it true !
Anonymous said…
Hey Laidla,

You left out the part where the Americans are at fault for this.
Anonymous said…
lolllllllllllllllllll.........oh dear i wouldn't want to be in an arab mans shoes reading this
Anonymous said…
i am going away for a couple of days and if on my return this comments section is not full up with arab men seething with rage n indignation at this article then layla u mite as well pack your bags n go home
Anonymous said…
urungatun u stupid son of a bitch count yourself lucky ive been busy over the last few days, as i will be for the next couple, your stupid "poem" was shit n if i ever get a hold of u u'll wish u'd never been born
Anonymous said…
hi layla.................where r u??
Anonymous said…
Little Deer said...

Dearest Layla, you are simply BRILLIANT - not because you've written about men but because you have managed to convey the message like a painting - using words as brush strokes to build the bigger picture. And the reader goes, 'wow!'. Thank you.

Now, on to the subject - you have, very correctly, stated that what you've written (particularly about the shoe polisher!!) is applicable to a greater or lesser extent to men who originate from patriarchal societies. I think this really means the entire Eastern region - granted that there will be exceptions.

Shoe polishers are seen almost everywhere, very much like their Arab counterparts, being pushed around by the 'slave owner' (she may be gigantic in size or small, generally quite ugly and intellectually dumb because one often tends to think 'what did he see in HER?', but she manages to reduce him to a crawling worm!! I guess he didn't see anything except that he's grateful that she actually looked at him!): he looks after the kids, does the dishes, does the cooking and is at her beck and call. Now, the same man, as you correctly point out, is very different with His Eastern female counterpart. Here, he does the pushing and ordering, and expects nothing but subservience from her, or else ... Double standards, absolutely. And spineless, very correct.

How will this ever change? I guess when Eastern females stand up and say 'enough is enough'.

It's great that you've also pointed out the heavy load that occupied Arab men (Iraqi and Palestinian, in particular) have to contend with, which is a fact. But then, you're also very right about men being socio-politically speaking, impotent. I think that's the root cause and something that they need to desperately work on.

All in all, both pieces are excellent and very much a fact, Layla.

In solidarity.

---

little dear this is all well and good but why have u not contributed to the proposed creation of the party in the comments section of "arabia felix in search of herself"
Anonymous said…
layla whats happening with your online political party??? have there been any further developments???? is the party just going to exist in the comments section of "arabia felix in search of herself" or r u planning on extending this??
Anonymous said…
Hi Roger Federer, your comment made me smile!!! I've been falling behind lately, and, therefore, have not been able to comment on the 'Arabia Felix in search of herself'. However, I do support the creation of a political party which will pursue the genuine well-being of all Iraqis.

And to lynndie england: Your comments do not surprise me in the least. If there's one thing your kind is 'blessed' with, it's a filthy mouth - which latches on everything in addition to spewing garbage.
Anonymous said…
Layla, is it normal to be in love with a world that has ceased to be or that is not yet ?

Please help me, I can't take anymore of this still, blank, migrainous "present"...
Anonymous said…
Layla Anwar, Secular Arab who writes comments on PP has a soft spot for you !
Anonymous said…
Bugger it ! This milk tastes rancid !
Anonymous said…
Layla

Nice one @ secular Arabo regarding al "netin" al inglezee.lol.
Layla Anwar | 09.26.08 - 5:59 pm | #

Do you know who is al "netin" al inglezaa you and the other mother-fucker humilated at Palestinian Pundit?

He is repected member in RESPECT PART.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT THE PARTY AND ABOUT GALLAWI??

Every Iraqi know who is Gallawi, and how much he suffered because of his Support to Iraqi cause before, during after the Occupation. Fuck you and evey arab woman like you

I ordered You
Layla Anwar and Secular Arab, get married and produce a new Saddam Hussein NOW !

My New Order is:

Get a thick long deformed steel bar, get hear read and shove it up your rotten ass yo Qahba

it's an order
Anonymous said…
Anonymouse above,

1) Who gave you permission to pass yourself off as someone else and give orders on his/her/their behalf ?

2) Who is "Gallawi" ? Did you mean Galloway, the British orientalist clown who dropped the too stressful Iraqi struggle for the more fashionable Iranian farce ?

3) Shoving long deformed steel bars up each other's assholes is common practice among the mollahs of Qum.

Good afternoon.
Layla Anwar said…
Dear Little Dear,

Believe it or not, when I wrote this post, the thought of you crossed my mind, and I was convinced that you'd relate one way or another.
So true about the crawling worm and yes you are right, EASTERN women in general, and Arab women in particular, need a change !!!!
Good God, I can write a whole bloody book about the years and years of hearing, seeing, putting up, observing, experiencing...all the snide remarks, the double standards, the injunctions, the doublebinds, the manipulations, the lies, the deceit, the cheatings...Just thinking about it gives me a sinking feeling.

Bless you precious Little Deer.

Bless you.
Layla Anwar said…
anonymous,

Are they more schizophrenic that the Americans who according to the latest census, over 85% of Americans believe in God. And look at what murder and crimes they commit on other nations and the whole planet.

And for your info, Women from the Maghreb don't wear a chador. Another ignorant ass, around.
Layla Anwar said…
sy,

I guess you have missed my point. I am not talking about normal human insecurity and flaccidity of tissues here.
I am talking about the SLAVE MENTALITY and the double standards, a good deal if not all, Arab women are subjected to when it comes to Arab men versus the "white" women.

I suggest you re-read my post.
Layla Anwar said…
anonymous no.2

I agree with you there are good and bad in each gender, I don't doubt that for a minute. But I was not referring to human ethics here and personal morality, I was referring to a cultural, psychological system that is still very felt in the Arab World, but thankfully America and Stinking England have destroyed it, at least on some level in the Arab psyche with their Iraqi "Liberation."
Layla Anwar said…
lyndie england,

Aren't you the one who got bonked in Abu Ghraib orgasming at the sight of mutilated bodies.

You have always reminded me of Rosemary's baby and the Exorcist.

So what can of Devil did you give birth to and did the crucifix help at all?
Layla Anwar said…
Roger Federer,

How's the game going ?

The political party is still not in the making. Yalla, come and chat to me in 100 years about it.
Layla Anwar said…
anonymous no. 3

Migrainous presence ? Please take a couple of panadols, short of committing suicide...My your comment really depresses me, as if I needed that.
Layla Anwar said…
gossip,

How do you know that he has a soft spot for me and how soft is soft ?
And more importantly, Get a life !
Layla Anwar said…
netin al ingleez @ anonymous

Am I supposed to bow in awe now?
lol.
Read what the commenter one and only said, he/she is right on the money.
Besides, your GALLAWI, doubts any Iranian involvement in Iraq. hahahahahahahaha,

Tell you what you little bugger who can't spell, why don't you shove one of those steel ones up yours and up your GALLAWI.

Oh by the way, forgot to ask you --Is that an ALLAWI who just found his G.spot ?
Anonymous said…
Dearest Layla, thanks, and, yes, I can relate a lot with this. However, I will deal with it in an absolutely unbelievable way, as I aim to change the status quo - insha'allah - will keep you informed!!!

Bless you, too, and with a big hug!

In solidarity.
Anonymous said…
Not "presence", "present"...this present time that never goes past, this endlessly held breath that is never heaved, this endlessly gaping wound that is never healed, this endlessly put off life that is never ready...this liberation that never comes, I who stay waiting, frozen in time and in feeling as if under a spell, the stupid world around me that goes on as if nothing had happened...

No panagols, dear...I'll not commit suicide because I fear God, but I'll seek political asylum in the kingdom of madness sooner than accept the fact that Iraq will no longer be the same as before.

I wish you more luck...with all my heart.
Kali Manitou said…
Little Roger got edgy and angry
and opened his reekin' mouth again.
His mind is like a stinking pantry
and he feels like half a man.
So he swears like a whore to make him happy
and threatens to do harm, only if he can.
But we know that he is an impotent, intellectual baby..
Federer gets hold of a dick, maybe that was his plan.
Kali Manitou said…
Oh, so sorry that Federer will be absent for a bit
He met 'lynndie england' and they had a kid...
The freak had a forked tongue and no mind,
No offence,telling the truth we gotta be kind
No American is whole and sane nowadays,
naturally in their culture it's idiocy, that pays.
So Roger and lynndie sent their freak to war
surely, they don't care about their own anymore
Federer's and England's plenty, they're worth a penny
Quality they have none but banality they have a many.
Anonymous said…
Allawi has finally found his G point ?

How come only now, shyness or hemorrhoids ?

hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Anonymous said…
I love your blog.
Kosta said…
In 632, Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) passed away.
During his final moments, his followers and the Sahaba gathered around to comfort him, and received his final requests.

Then they asked, 'oh Prophet of God, what do you ask of us in these final hours?'
Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) said "I ask you to take care of the women, and treat them with goodness and respect".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqgDtdEjEac
Anonymous said…
phoneyid: Thank you for your beautiful post.
Anonymous said…
Ya Quhba, Allawi like you is Baathist bastard.
He sold himself, and got a good price, while you as someone said, sold youself for $10 per Layla..
How about telling us your Alf Layla wlayla
Anonymous said…
Am humgry...I want some masgouf.
Kosta said…
lynndie england.....

Haven't you heard... re:castration...
you know how some have called USA the 'Prozac Nation'..
A recent alarming finding was made at Cornell Medical Center in New York & was reported in New Scientist magazine
You may want to book yourself into the November meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine; the full findings are due to be presented there.

In the mean time, you'd want to tell your boyfriend to get off of those antidepresants.
Apparently he's been unwitingly engaging in a form of chemical castration.
Now I know it's tough for some of those Gulf Veterans, but tell him that he's just gonna have to bite the bullet and stand on his own feet.
ps.stand by your man (or 1/2)
Kosta said…
Little Deer
Thankyou.
I'm not Muslim but I thought it an appropriate message to Arab/Muslim males.
As a male of Greek stock I must admit that 'sexism' is something we are not entirely free of either; as Layla touched on.
As an Australian, I can say that our Anglo Saxon brothers have an 'issue' too. All the child sexual predators here, of prepubescent, seem to emanate from their camp.

Male humanism globally seems to be a problem.

on a lighter note...
As a father of daughters, I can say that I have been 'beaten' into submission.... I'm a feminist.
I pity the man that might abuse them when they marry; they've been trained by their mother.
Anonymous said…
Layla,

A good beating from one of your Taleban brothers would set you straight.
Anonymous said…
No, a good beating from her western friends, which is about to come soon, as she has not wakened up to nothing from the last beating from Bush & CO., SHE WILL BE MESMEREIZED!!!!! W─▒ll she stop being a spoiled brat??!!! NO, of course not!!! She will carry on being the wishy washy craddler of civilization, the MADAME herself!!! And who cares???!!!! NO ONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NOT ONE TRUE ARAB!!!!! Get lost Layla, and froth away!!!!!
NUR

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