Maybe this my biggest pet peeve of Arabic culture: walking behind the man. Why? You answer me and explain why should a woman walk behind a man? I just find it absurd that women subject themselves as something less than a man’s worth.
I am not talking from observation or bewilderment of the subject, but I experienced it before, and it always baffled me for a certain idiot of a guy from my disturbing past to tell me, “Why you walking in front of me?” I continually answered him, “Maybe because I am trying to get somewhere, and not be your shadow!”
I am not prejudice towards Arab men. I happen to like men, and think some are damn fine looking, but why the hell some think it is a mockery if a women walked in front of them or even next to them? (That was the main reason I broke up with him.) Believe me, it is not a religious thing at all. Since when did Islam say that a woman should walk behind her man?
The problem is that it has become such a cultural norm, that I do not understand why Arab women don’t have an ounce of dignity when it comes to this problem. Yes, it is a problem. I am sorry, I just find it wrong, very wrong, disgracefully wrong, and utterly wrong! It honestly degrades our culture and people look down upon us. :down: