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Women’s injury

on March 9, 2010

Imagine that you have an injury that bleeds every month for a certain period! Imagine that this injury hurts you for several consecutive hours, and sometimes it adds more pain to your bones and whole body. Imagine that while having such pain, you have to study, work at home, go to work, and fulfill every other job in your ordinary life. In short, that is how the period works: an injury that bleeds every month to which sympathy is dragged and heroic adjectives should be assigned.

Symbolically, the period was defined once by a physician as the tears of the womb. Each month the womb waits for a baby to hold, however the ovum doesn’t find the sperm, and so the womb engage itself in tears. Such tears appear in the form of blood to denote that woman is a giver even if there is no one to give.

Virtually, the woman is the utmost giver and donor. She is the only person who can give from each cell in her body without any reward. However, ironically enough she is then accused of being deficient!

Has deficiency now been linked to bodily problems (if we have the right to call the period a problem, rather than a nature)?! Well, then anyone having any bodily disease should be categorized as deficient! And if woman is not to be assigned certain positions, then, same is applicable to any human with a chronic disease!

What I know about the period is that it leads to some hormonal changes and, therefore, women at this stage need some more compassion not criticism. They need simply a hug!

Not because I am a Muslim that I will mention the most wonderful man in treating women as Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him. But the necessity leads me to think of how people try to diminish women’s abilities and rather ignore her psychological needs due to body nature, meanwhile, Prophet Mohammed tends to glorify and care for her. It was said that he used to drink from the same spot Al Saida Aesha used to drink when she had the period. He did not also mind her giving him his cloak in these same days.

If Allah glorifies woman, and she is being posed in the rank of prophets like the mother of Jesus; Mariam, should we human despise her because she has the period! Does not the fact that Quran and Bible mention women and ignore millions of men give us a hint that a woman with a period can beat dozens of periodless men!

A woman is a powerful creature who has unlimited potentialities, but in her injury time, she needs a hug not a slap on the face! So do not double a woman’s injury.

Imane Fawzy Nofal

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4 responses to “Women’s injury

  1. Slma Shelbayah says:

    Excellent work, 7abibty! Do you know the physician’s name who theorized the definition of a period as the ‘tears of the womb’?

  2. Eman Saleh says:

    Expressive to the utmost level!!! What striked me most is the analogy you drew between the period blood and the tears of the womb, and your elaboration that reaches the fact that a woman is a giver even if there is no one to give! Simple idea, but of an extremely deep connotation, expressed in well-chosen words and expressions. Brilliant job Emo! Keep it up dear 😉

  3. Thank you Slma 😀
    I do not really know the name of the physician, he was my mother’s professor in college and I do not know his personal data. Anyhow I am glad you loved my blog and essays.

    Eman 😀
    I am so thankful ya gamel. I am also SUPER happy you loved it. I am waiting for your blog, and your unique writings iA, yalla start it!

  4. Kholoud says:

    Symbolically, the period was defined once by a physician as the tears of the womb. Each month the womb waits for a baby to hold, however the ovum doesn’t find the sperm, and so the womb engage itself in tears. Such tears appear in the form of blood to denote that woman is a giver even if there is no one to give.??
    from where did u get the story ? that the way mama explained period to me when i was 4 years old 🙂

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