Muslim Brotherhood trains women for parliament

30 Oct

The Muslim Brotherhood political party in Cairo is training women to help them gain more seats in parliament. Currently there are only 5 women out of 213 in Egypt’s parliament. Some people believe that this is a great thing and others think that the Brotherhood is only doing it to make themselves look good. With the stereotype about women and Muslims, what does everyone think of this?


3 Responses to “Muslim Brotherhood trains women for parliament”

  1. taylerworkman October 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Although the stereotype with Muslims and women isn’t particularly a good one, this may be a good way to get the door open for more equality. If the Muslim Brotherhood is just doing this to make themselves look good I don’t think that really matters. The fact that more women would be involved in Egypt’s government is a wonderful thing.

  2. cassiedebolt October 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    This is great. Even if they are doing it to make themselves look good, it’s still helping women. Sure it might not go over well in actual elections but it’s a step in the right direction.

  3. shaybrandon November 1, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    I agree. Even if the Brotherhood is trying to make themselves look better, they are helping women gain more power in their government. I think that is a wonderful thing.

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