Woman Is Applauded By Egyptian Government For Her 43 Year-Long Secret
Marc Sparks says it isn’t easy being a woman in the United States but it is even more difficult for females overseas. Many countries still see women as inferior creatures that must be treated like children with stringent rules to follow and little, to no, freedom. An Egyptian mother was left widowed at a very young age, very shortly after giving birth to her daughter. In that part of the world women are often not allowed to work, making it almost impossible to survive without a man and his income. Abu Daooh came up with a ploy to be able to provide for her small family, she became a man. For the last 43 years she has dressed and acted like a man in order to be able to work and earn money. She has gone above and beyond what most people would do to provide for their family. The Egyptian government is now honoring her and telling others what a wonderful example of a working mother she is. She may have inadvertently made strikes for gender equality in the basic right to be able to work and earn an income. Hopefully with the government applauding her efforts the job market may be more open to female workers.