Regardless, her statements aren't shocking to me as I'm familiar with her extreme liberal views.
Her personal beliefs do not concern me, but what does is the lack of respect in the language she used and her extreme naivete. At the very least, have the decency to write the ayah down if you're going to be preaching about it.
Although I'm not convinced she'd make a great politician, I still think she'd be good for women in general.
Reblogged from May 21, 2008:
"Aseel: the anti-Haleema
Although, I'm wasn't in a position to vote for Aseel Al-Awadhi, third
constituency candidate, nor do I agree with her ideology completely, I think
she's great for Kuwait.From Nouriya Al-Sadani to Rola Dashti*, never before have
we had a young(-ish) feminine soft-spoken candidate running for elections.
Kuwaiti women seeking powerful positions, whether real or fictitious (as in TV
soaps), are always older, more androgynous and generally deemed
"undesirable". (Sweeping generalizations, shame on me). Aseel in a way, is the
This elections' lesson: You don't have to be a ditz to make it;
politics isn't for butch girls."