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Only If The Sea Could Tell ...

The Sea Side 'Manara' Beirut ,

March 2013

Even so you are a Lebanese and with Lebanese i mean you are Lebanese-Arab-Speaker , you are a girl with short hair wearing casual clothes and pants , various tones can address you calling you 'sweaty' or 'beauty' ,
the harassers are gathered in there at 'manara' sea side of Beirut by groups of 6 or 10 ... there by they harass also minorities of guys and girls that goes there for simple walk, or a read, or to enjoy the place, the harassers do this in plain even so it is crowded but they form a big amount of this crowd and not any action is taken toward this harassment and to call it in its name 'harassment' ,
young from these have drinks and threw their empty bottles in the water of the sea , the coffee man , the rose man , the corn man (these are men that sell coffee , corn , roses and so on ) all these the majority of them they harass you if you walk alone they do not keep you in peace with your walk .
Women and young wear 'hijab' with their full maked up faces and high heals and mc Donald foods in their mouths , this keep a wonder about their wearing of the hijab cloth is it a part of capital manifestation ?
Only if the sea could tell ...

Comments

Sometimes when harassment is so entrenched in the systems of the day, it is so difficult to speak out against them. sometimes you risk being harassed when you do so. i can imagine what goes on at the seaside in Manara Beirut and liken this to what i shared earlier on in one of the journals about the beach boys at the cost of Mombasa Kenya. I know pretty well that suffering goes on in broad daylight and no one dares to speak.....there is the conspiracy of silence. But you know what, you have spoken.......the wish of the sea giving testimonies to what goes on has started with your verbalization of the seaside experiences.I believe this will have a rippling effect and many more will stand with you, let alone speak against the seaside harassment.
wishing you well as you, and thank you for sharing this.

EK Chemorion

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Thank you

Thank you a lot EK.Chemorion for your reply ...

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