Eglal Mahmoud Raafat
/74 years old
The society is not going forward, it’s always going backward. In the old days everyone was on his own, doing what they want and wearing what they want, but now everyone is busy with what others do and we don’t respect or accept our differences anymore. I work as a professor at Cairo University but it’s so different to see the university now and compare it with how it was 40 years ago.
Every girl used to wear whatever she wants and there was freedom and respect for women. Now all the girls are wearing a headscarf which surprises me a lot because being free in what you wear comes along with the freedom of thinking and freedom of knowledge.
May be you will not feel how bad the situation is for girls and the society now, but I do feel and see it very well because I witnessed a time when things were so much better.
I have a black dress that I remembered few days ago and I told myself I want to wear it but I have to wear something over it to cover my arms. I am sure I will find a way to wear it.
Not only have I not been wearing it because I feel ashamed to wear it in this society nowadays, but also because I’m getting old and my body is not in best shape.