Friday, May 2, 2014

EXMNA gained two new members this week. One gentleman originally from Sudan, who now lives in NY, and another who is in Oklahoma and has joined the North Texas/Oklahoma group. There are smaller sub-groups so that meetups can be more easily arranged, and North Texas (Dallas) and Oklahoma do joint meetups.

One of the members told us a rather shocking/disturbing story this week. A harmless one, but still very shocking and something that shows a certain mind-set. She had set a profile picture on Facebook of her and her sister, from when they were about 7-8 years old. The girls are wearing dresses in the picture. The member told us that her mother sent her an email with the picture with their bare legs cropped out, telling her it's better if she put that version up! The picture is of two little girls, and her mother sexualised it by wanting her to hide her legs in it.

In another post, someone has posted an "article" from a Middle-Eastern newspaper. It's basically a propaganda article, saying that the UAE has been ranked "First in World for Treating Women with Respect". The members are having a bit of a laugh at this one. 

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