sarah & wodjan

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: August 11, 2012

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Submitted: August 11, 2012



debates over the presence

of Sarah Attar &

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani

at the Olympics raves on,

concerning whether or not

they have been used as pawns

thrown from the pools of women’s

oppression in the middle east,

as if their time spent was somehow


those talking on behalf of human rights

go on about how the real issue is the

absence of women’s rights in countries

like Saudi Arabia, that was represented by

both Attar & Shahrkhani,

as if having these two women competing

was not an valid inspiration to women all

over the world.


even if Attar lives in the US and doesn’t

have to deal with a third of the bullshit that

Shahrkhani does, living in Saudi Arabia,

the outcome of the sound bites & images of

her running in the games should not be

discounted, for it all means progress in the

greater scheme.


though Shahrkhani has a greater challenge,

going home to horrible name calling

(dubbed an “Olympic Prostitute” by those

backwards assholes twattering

who see both these women’s participation

in the Olympics as a slap in the face of

muhammad) & slim to no Saudi media

coverage of what has to be one of the most

exciting and meaningful moments

(not to mention amazing & historically

significant!) of her young life,

the fact remains, her Judo fighting in the

international arena, for all the world to see,

means progress.

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