Monday, August 30, 2010
My swinging mood
The past two days I was so moody that I didn't even recognize myself. I was a bit catty, then too quiet then hyper-active...I feel sorry for how men try to figure us out, I couldn't figure myself out during the past few days! I'm just glad that today i'm calmer.
However I shan't blame it all on myself, that I'm sure of. the catty (frustrated) part was ignited by two extremely offensive articles that spoke about UAE mixed marriages (meaning emarati men marrying western women cause emarati women are not allowed really) and how it's more positive that marrying us emarati women. I was so offended!! The article was one sided and went on this sort of vendetta to portry us emarati women as superficial, un-ambitious creatures that deserved to go extinct!
Never in my life was I so offended. They should have been fair stating that there's the good in mixed marriages and the good in emarati marriages. Honestly, the article was disgusting and I'm just infuriated by the audacity of the writer who (most probably) isn't emarati, and has no clue of the culture of the native emarati ppl. We welcome all cultures, beliefs and nationalities but to come here to look for a high paid job and not bother to learn about our culture, language and people and dare to disrespect us...it's just too much to handle. I sometimes wonder if we emaratis need to be a bit more assertive in commanding respect (maybe be a bit more formal when dealing with 'corporate foreign expertise') instead of constantly showing our warm hospitality like it is in our nature to do so.
We're not cruel, but the way other nationalities are taking advantage of us and letting them get away with insulting us has become too disappointingly overwhelming....But I'll keep reminding myself, there are still wonderful ppl in the UAE who respect our culture and who we are.