Punctuation as Feminist Activism in the Arabic World

Check out the Khede Kasra campaign, a fascinating lesson on gender and language:


Thanks to Pierce for the heads up.

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  • DeafBrownTrash

    pretty neat. I can read Arabic, but I never knew that about the masculine/feminine accent.

  • fatima

    i love it! i was JUST talking about this exact issue with my dad…now im going to send this vid to him! sweeeet.

  • SociologicalMe

    That was incredibly cool. I’m off to send it to all the grammar nerds I know… by which I mean, nearly everyone I know…

  • Athenia

    That’s so cool!
    I see so many negative images of the Arab world on TV so it’s nice to see something positive.

  • Vassae

    This is excellent–language is one of the foundations of society and, as such, shaking it up is a great way to lay the groundwork for far-reaching improvements in a culture’s attitudes towards gender equality. I’m going to start using the kasra whenever I write a handwritten note with a word like “right” or “power,” whether it’s in latin, runic, or old english scripts.

  • Peepers

    Very educational. Thanks for the post :)