El-Saadawi A Powerful Feminists

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Living in a world of turmoil, agony, deception, betrayal, ignorance, disparity, and partiality. Saadawi has opened my eyes to an era in time that I never imagined. Women are of no worthy. Our children are being mutilated and damaged at such a young age. Knowledge is of no value. Creativity is lost; not spoken of and men are the rulers. “Their resistance is ignored their creative work is not mentioned.” (Saadawi, “Women Creativity and Mental Health”) Nawal El Saadawi, a fighter, survivor, leader and protagonist has constructed a self image that reflects her hardships against social injustices and other forms of social repression. She uses the power of language to convey that legitimate oppressive practices occur in religion, culture and politics. The power of language in constructing us is revealed by exploring how words that signifies “love and justice…shift meanings as we grow older.”(Saadawi, “Daughter” 15). The very same words became “a sword over my head, a veil over my mind and face.”(Saadawi, Daughter of Isis: Autobiography 16). Saadawi enlightens us about her own experiences and perception of growing up in a society that is systematized by patriarchal order and structured around hierarchical divisions based on gender, religion, social status, politics and class. Saadawi’s truth and understanding of race, religion, sexuality, and gender constitute her reality of what it really means to become a woman. To stand up for yourself, be your own, and believe in what’s right and not let anyone control you. Men in the Arab world were allowed to have many wives, as many as they could handle as Saadawi once said “Marry as many women as you like two, three, or four” (Saadawi “Love” 524.) Women were of no value, they were slaves. They were required to stay home, take care of the family, cook, clean, do the laundry, become a servant, slave to their husbands, obey, do
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