I found out that women in Saudi-Arabia are being oppressed, a little by their religion, but mostly by the men practicing their religion. In the Quran there are verses that say that women are less and can be punished if needed, this is said in the NEW Quran. Of course I don’t agree with this but it’s the men who practice it. It doesn’t say in the old Quran. So yes they’re being oppressed by their religion but that’s because of the new Quran.
For my global context I chose identities and relationships, and personal and cultural expression. For my identities and relationships I had questions like:
▪Why did I specifically choose for the way women are/were treated in the Middle East?
▪How do men in the Middle East treat women differently from the Netherlands?
▪What do Women of the Netherlands think of the way people in the Middle East dress especially the muslims?
▪What are women allowed and not allowed to do?
▪What is their role in the Family
I did turn some of the questions into genres like the fact box or the poem. Though I didn’t really look back at these questions because I figured that if I wanted to know something about the oppression now I would want to know it later too. Eventually I made genres that covered some of these questions. For my personal and cultural expression I had questions like:
▪Are women in the Middle East any more equal now than they were?
▪Are women in the Middle East forced into their religion or do they choose it themselves?
▪What do Muslims from the Middle East value?
▪Are muslims allowed to practice anything creative?
▪How are women being oppressed with religion? Specifically with Islamic teachings?
▪What are the laws for Muslim women in the Middle East?
▪What happens to a muslim woman when she does something that’s not allowed
I have quite a few genres on these questions. For example the email, the poem (again), the diary entry, the fact box and the tweets. I had the same idea as I had with the other questions and I was right, I had exact the same questions then and when I needed to make my genres. It did help me shape my genres. It made the process of making the genres much faster.
My original goal was to gather information out of my name and then present it to the audience. I reached this goal but wasn’t happy with it. I wanted a story behind it, so I made a story. When I was almost done with my project and was writing the dear readers letter I realised that the end product I working too wasn’t what I wanted. Once I changed it and made it the box of a 15 year old girl named Aisha, I was happy. That was the thing I wanted to change from my original project. Now you can see that the box is from a girl with anger and dreams (the world map with places to go).
I must admit that my MLA skills have improved. Instead of needing to look back other documents as example, I now have all the steps in my head and don’t need more examples. It’s done in 10 sec. This project made me more aware about the situation in Saudi-Arabia and I notice how we, at least me, live in a protected bubble and are safe and live a happy life. This is not the situation in a lot of places it’s actually quite rare to be this protected from the world.