Friday, October 26, 2012


up late. my sleep has been off lately. fasting/working/praying/sleeping/eating... all weave in and out of my day quite randomly recently. all is well, though. God Bless.

i've been giving that conversation about girls' education and women's roles the guys and i had the other night some thought. the disparity between my point of view and that of, at least, two of the other young men was alarming.

so the question came to mind: am i too progressive/liberal? or are they too conservative? dare i say, backward. reflecting on it now, i feel like it's the latter... stagnant. regressive.

1 comment:

  1. it was hard for me to reread these two journal entries, on girls' education and women's roles. if i thought my views were so unlike my cameroonian brothers, there's the same degree of divergence between what my views were then and what they are now.

    it was particularly hard to read this journal entry above... much of which i didn't post, i have to admit. there's a self-righteousness and moral absoluteness to it that makes me wonder who that young man was that wrote it back then.

    a lot has changed in the past 10 years. it's hard to believe it's been that long. a lot has changed in the past 2 or 3 years, actually. i'm married now. i have a two year old daughter. and i've been through what feels like a journey of much longer than 3 and half years of a PhD program.

    my mind has changed and changed again on all of the topics of these past two blog posts. i suppose this is why it's been so hard to keep up with blogging. my learning and growth in these past few years have been such a moving target. to look back and comment on earlier learning and growth has been difficult.

    i'll keep at it, insha'Allah. i'm writing here to acknowledge or name what feels like a drastic shift in perspective. i'm rereading and commenting on these decade-old experiences from a very different place now than when i started this blog.

    to be continued...