Sisyphus and the Arab Woman

In the myth, Sisyphus was punished to be compelled to roll and immense boulder up the hill, only to watch it roll down once he reaches the top, and to repeat this action of rolling the boulder, forever. The same goes for the Arab woman, she is punished to roll an immense boulder of traditions up the hill that leads to “Freedom” (or the Right of the Arab woman) and yet since she is chained to this boulder, she has to go down with it and repeat the same action – forever. (We don’t know how long forever can take).

I have seen this illustration more than once on he internet:

An Arab woman carrying "Traditions" on her shoulder heading to her "Rights".
An Arab woman carrying “Traditions” on her shoulder heading to her “Rights”.

And so I took the liberty of making this (I found the picture on Google and added the text myself):

the arab woman

We keep hoping that this boulder the woman carries gets lighter and lighter within each attempt, and finally, perhaps these chains will become loose, and fall off from the woman’s wrists, until the boulder falls down the hill by itself and alone. And the glorious , hard-working Arab woman will reach the top of freedom to obtain her rights – and perhaps even rule the world.

 

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