Mothers Of All

wpid-fb_img_1445200357576.jpgThe Way I See It:

Women have been oppressed for so many years in so many cultures even though we’re the mothers of all …. the sisters of all …. the daughters of all…..

Women need to help each others to be free, to rise again, to stand up grounded and loving themselves

Love and Light


Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks Women Should See

To celebrate Charmain Gooch winner of the year of the $1 million TED Prize and TED’s 30th anniversary – Anna Verghese, Deputy Director of the TED Prize recommended the top 10 moments for women in TED that we all need to see.

What’s TED anyway?     TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 (YES TED IS TURNING 30!) as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

The Way I See It:  One of my empowering tools online is to check TED and see what’s new! Women should always empower other women to achieve their dreams and potential. There are many ways to do that: having conferences, talk, sharing experiences are some ways to do so…but you don’t have to get an audience, stage or to go online to send a message and to have an impact.

Women can do – and actually do it on a day-to-day basis with their normal lives. Funny enough Women in many cases don’t know the role they play in others’ lives. They don’t know that their stories could be the inspiring example to other women around them.   To all women: we can change and inspire our daughters, nieces, neighbors, family members and our communities’ females. Take their hands, show them the way and share the experience.   Every woman can be a TED guest and inspire, every woman has her own stage and audience where she can leave them with a life changing impact and ideas to think about.   I am happy to share these recommended 10 TED talks that all women should see; to be empowered and inspired. I recommend searching TED for more inspiring topics and talk.

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Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (19,393,029 Total Views)

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.


Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (16,248,080 Total Views) 

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.


Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight (15,640,661 Total Views) 

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.


Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius (8,716,450 Total views) 

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.


Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story  (7,21 7,329 Total views)

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.


Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders  (4,567,724 Total Views)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.


Cynthia Breazeal: The Rise of Personal Robots (841,456 Total Views) 

As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.


Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls  (803,897 Total Views) 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?


Courtney Martin: This isn’t her mother’s feminism (705,887 Total Views)

Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism” in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.


Angela Patton: A Father-Daughter Dance…in Prison (620,942 Total Views) 

At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others’ lives. But what about girls whose fathers can’t be there — because they’re in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance.


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EXPERIENCE THE RISING – One Billion Rising Feb 14, 2013

Women around the world are RISING….enjoy the live coverage and videos for One Billion Rising events around the globe …share and spread the word. Let us all work together to stop violence against women around the world. (Click here to see all video don’t forget to share on your FB and Twitter) 

Women will prevail…………..we are lovers …we are teachers …we are beautiful creatures …

Love and Light



Today, We Are All Egyptian Women – Say NO To: Obedience Training


February 12, 2013 is the day where Women around the world, are supporting their fellow Egyptian Women in the uprising War against them from the current ruling party. Muslim Brotherhood, Salafist and Egypt’s Ministry of Interior are all conspiring against Egyptian Women through rape and humiliation, for only one goal: to silence and control them in order to turn them into Slaves.

What is their objective? To send us where we belong…where do we belong? We belong at home….doing what? Feed them, breast feed their child with wide open legs at night waiting for our Masters.

I am not going to bring history into this discussion. Anyone can do some reading and see for themselves women’s contrition to Egypt history.  I am not going to discuss today how and when sexual harassment started in Egypt or how it became disgracefully accepted by society (I will do that in another post). What I want to talk about is what is happening NOW and what we, as women, are doing NOW to fight back and change it.

I am a strong believer that “we do create our own realities” that what we do NOW it will create whatever we want in the FUTURE. That being said I am saying that on Feb 12, 2013 Women around the world are all Egyptian!….

If you were the one called “feminist” among your friends….NOW is the time to act upon it

If you were ever concerned about Women welfare and rights within your community….NOW is the time to do something about it

If you are a loving parent to a young girl and you want her to live in a better world…NOW is the time to create it for her

If you were the brother who defended his sister rights when you were young…..NOW is the time to remind her of that

With the new Islamist leadership, Women of Egypt are under attack for protesting in the streets, their safety is being compromised and they are being target to a systematic gang raping, sexual harassment and arrest.

Not only that but unashamed, impudent and barefaced, Shura Council’s human rights committee members statements – this week –  came as big slap on every single woman’s face. It came as a manifestation to what they really think: which is blaming Women for going out and protesting, for knowing there are thugs in these protests and still going out asking for Bread, Freedom and Social Justice.

What a shame!! What a shame! How can we blame victims for the actions of their aggressors? How can we, instead of arresting these thugs and keep safe protests  for everyone, we declare women responsible for their rape and harassment. For me this is saying out loud: “You are to blame …they have the right to rape you….we are not going to do anything about it …stay home with your vagina please.” They want to put a big sign on Tahrir square’s entrances saying:  Penis Only!!!

NOW is the time to act….if we want to have an equal, civil and democratic country where Men and Women are working hand in hand to create a better place for themselves and their children…..NOW is the time.

Since Extremists came to power a lot of their focus is on Women. All of their sheikhs’ religious talk shows, a lot of their Fatwas, statements and proposed laws are directed in a way or another to strip their rights, curb their participation and take away their ability to make choices to themselves. Trying tirelessly to mark the Female Protesters with  the “Prostitute” Stamp.

In other words: They are focusing on turning us to Slaves……….Women in Egypt are going through Obedience Training ……….and NOW is the time to say NO……..we were never slaves and we will never be ……period.

“Obedience is a form of social conditioning and influence where a slave acts in response to a direct order from her Master, who is usually her authority figure.” Well if this is what you want for your daughter, wife, sister and your fellow women….let it be ……..if not NOW is the time to stand against all extremists – in all the Arab Region not only Egypt – and say NO…..

To Women of Egypt, let them try……..let them try to train us…..let them try to train the free souls we were born with…….let them try to train our pride, dignity and free will……..let them try……..

Women of Egypt are willing to pay their dues for their country’s ongoing revolution. Women of Egypt are writing a new chapter in Egypt’s history……titled: Women Prevailing…………

On Feb 12, 2013 ……..We are ALL Egyptian Women and we Say No to Obedience Training……..

In Solidarity to all raped, assaulted, harassed, beaten and humiliated women in Egypt and around the world, for being who they are and for demanding nothing but their basic human rights.

NOW is the time to spread the word, condemn what is happening in Egypt within your family, community, school, street, protest, Facebook, Twitter, TV, Radio, You Tube and Blog. Even if , from where you are now it’s happening on the other side of the world, don’t think it is too far from you …don’t think you are OK where you are ….you are not……if they turn us to Slaves….you are Next……….

To Share: Feb 12, 2013: Global Protest Against Sexual Terrorism Practiced on Egyptian Female Protesters

Love and Light


An Inspirational Video for Women—”We Are Women”


The Way I See It:

If I will ever choose again .. I will choose to be a woman …I will simply choose to be me ..! to all the women in my life: you are special so so special ..unique ..and priceless…….embrace who you are…believe in yourself ..and just break free from those chains they put around you. You are not “labeled” woman …YOU are A woman ..YOU are the woman! We Are Women….

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STOP Muslim Brotherhood’s FGM Campaign in Egypt – Sign Petition – طلعطوا دين ابونا بالدين يا مدعين الدين

Save Women's Dignity

Save Women's Dignity

إن ربط الأنوثة بالعيب و العار جعلنا مجتمعا محروما من الطمأنينة، ينام و السكين تحت وسادته.. و المجتمعات التي تصبح فيها جغرافية النهد أهم من جغرافية الأرض، و اقتطاع خصلة من شعر امرأة أخطر من اقتطاع إقليم من أقاليم الوطن، هي مجتمعات مأزومة تفكر بجزئها الأسفل (نزار قباني). يعني لسه بنقول يا مسهل فى حمله “لا للتحرش الجنسي”  يطلعلنا ده؟ تاني!

  هما عايزين يعملوا ايه فى ستاتك يا مصر؟  ليه مصريين يحطمونا معنويا و نفسيا و جنسيا  كده؟  يا تري ده بيزدهم رجوله؟ سلطه؟ بيكسروا انف الست علشان ايه؟ الدين؟ طب الدين ما قلش كده!

  طلعطوا دين ابونا بالدين يا مدعين الدين! هوه مين ولاكوا وسطاء بين الناس و ربنا؟ ليه اول حاجه الست تعشها و هيه خارجه من مرحله الطفوله يكون اهدار لادميتها؟ و تاني تكرهوها في اليوم الى اتولدت فيه ست و كاننا بنقول لها “لحسن تكوني فاكره انك بني آدمه”. ربنا خلق البني آدم فى اكمل صوره بطلوا باه تشويه فى خلقته! هوه مش مستنيكوا تصلحوا له او تعدلوا عليه

 The Way I See It: My heart and mind refuse to believe that God created impure humans and that we need to go through circumcision to be PURE. I refuse to accept that some people would give themselves the right to cut and remove a piece of me to control my feelings and needs and to be PURE. God gave humans a great gift; he empowered us with our minds and freedom of choices with that comes dignity. Let WOMEN keep their dignity! Let WOMEN be humans as God intended them to be. (Please Click Here To Sign The Petition)

UPDATE: FGM/C in Egypt: Prevalence Rate and Prospects (click here to read) 

Extract of FGM and Islam below (please click to read the full article)

“FGM is a neither a requirement nor a Sunna in Islam. All FGM related Hadith that are allegedly attributed to Prophet Muhammad {Peace Be Upon Him} have been proved to be inauthentic.

Words like “sunna” and “tahur” used for FGM by Muslims which erroneously endorse the link of Islam to FGM and brings the great religion into disrepute. All religions say God created human beings in the best forms and wanted them to keep the nature in which they were created. It is forbidden to make changes in God’s creation unless there is a compelling reason i.e. for medical reasons.

A number of Islamic scholars have issued various Islamic Fatwa on the issue of FGM most of which have disassociated FGM from Islam quoting both Quran as well as Hadith.  It is well documented that FGM has no link with Islam. FGM predates Christianity, Judaism and Islam. A wealth of research has shown that FGM has severe health and psychological complications for women and girls. It is also widely recognised that FGM is a direct infringement of women and girls’ basic human rights including their right to life”.

Below is the alert for the petition and how/where to send messages to stop this campaign. Please do and save Women’s dignity.

(Please Click Here To Sign The Petition)


MB’s ARE organizing FGM in Menia (ختان). This is to invite you Honorable members to send individual messages stating something along the lines of :

أنا ……. الموقع أدناه اطالب مجلس الشعب و جميع ممثليه و رئيسه بايقاف حملة ختان البنات التى ينظمها الاخوان المسلمون في المنيا حالا واتخاذ جميع الإجراءات القانونية ضد الذين تجرؤوا بتحدي القانون
العنوان البرقي: 1 شارع مجلس الشعب- باب اللوق-القاهرة

Please Note that this should also be sent to the press and to the members of the Group’s members own representatives of parliament. We can do this today.

Also Please Sing This Petition Electronically as this will give us leverage to Voice our Concerns .

(Please Click Here To Sign The Petition)

Thanks and Regards

Nevine Loutfy & Mustapha Rajai

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