I have just learned that no women have been named to the national committee which is in charge of writing the new Egyptian constitution! What is going on? For one of the first times in modern history, Egyptian women stood bravely by the sides of their men when protesting and bringing down the Mubarak government. Now they are being pushed aside.
Once again, women have been sidelined from a very important political process.
Nothing much will change in the world of women so long as men only are in charge of making the rules. Every decision making committee or board should be evenly split between men and women — 50/50 — not only is it fair, it makes sense. Women bring a lot ot the table. Everyone who cares about the state of our world should demand that women be a part of this very important political process — otherwise, the Egyptian peoples call for greater freedoms means nothing.