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The American dream far away from America: 'Amazon for moms' in the middle east

CNN's Erin Burnett meets a woman who is creating and living the American Dream far away from the country created it. We go to Dubai where Mona Ataya is OutFront.


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  1. Prof. balouch

    Once my mom told me that sometimes we justify the problems we facing to avoid critical thinking. So I think the Amazon mom just did the same and you repeated it as the truth pretending it's justifiable for women to over themselves in a male dominated environment.

    The truth is that women have 1/2 of men right in Moslem counties and yet they justify it by making incorrect comments to pretend otherwise.

    Women most often becom moms and then become the 1st educator of children and therefore their level of education will reflect on their children.

    Why do you think we have enormous problem in Mouslem world? In my view based on my experience, it's because women can hardly participate freely in worlds affairs and their lack of education caused by male dominant society effect their children.

    So please instead of conforming to the idea try to help to manicipate women in Moslem countries. I felt mad and sad remembering my mom and my grandmother who suffered greatly raising educated children under dress. So many times that they were bitten and punished severely as they tried to send my sisters to school.

    And one more thing. I wish my mother was more educated because it would have made my life much better. I travelled through so many countries looking for a wife who could be educated and raise my children better than my own family.

    Now the look back and watch my own family I realize that I paid a hefty price to raise children worthy of my mothers expectation.

    I wish my father and my grandfather had educated moms or even better I wish I was not born their at all. What a petty that equality of men and women are under attack in Moslem countries and yet only one mom try's to justify the inequality because maybe she is affirmed to go home and be bitten by her husband and other males in the family.

    It's not fair to say that you travell all over the world as you advertise in your train commercials and yet report the untruth about women station in the Moslem world

    Hopefully you find it in your hard to comfort us and 1/2 of population of the Moslem world by correcting yourself. I enjoy the wealth and comfort of my life but I wish I could give it al up to make my mother's life better.

    My grand mother and my mother had hardly enjoyed life even though they were like sisters with only 11 years between the 2. Yes only 11 years because she gave birth to my mom when she was only 11 years old

    Go figure

    June 16, 2012 at 2:24 am | Reply

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