Your WTM September interview with one of Bahrain’s first female trade union leaders and equal rights activist, Suad Mubarak, highlights the struggles and obstacles she witnesses in her daily life. I am sure that the term ‘trade union and equal rights activist’ brings to the minds of many an image of an aggressive feminist who is argumentative and stubborn when nothing can be further from the truth.
Mubarak reveals her inner turmoil and frustration, especially when she faces discrimination against women in the workplace by female employers who, in fact, should be empathetic. Her active involvement in changing the mindset of employers and workers is to be commended.
I am sure that she is going to face an uphill battle, but hopefully some good may come out of this letter as others who feel as strongly as she does may step forward and join her in her quest. I thank Mubarak for her dedication and wish her the very best of luck in facing her challenges head-on.
Reading about women’s achievements in every issue proves the fact that women are making a mark for themselves in a man’s world. I read your magazine to better understand women.
I like to read reviews about the latest cars, which is my favourite column. The reviews on Kia Cerato Koup and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe were amazing. This is a great magazine for women and men.
Since animal products are toxic to the human body, many people (including myself) report that their health drastically improves as a result of adopting a vegan diet. In addition to that, we get nutritional benefits from a vegan diet full of foods, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and soy products. Eating a healthy vegan diet has been shown to prevent a number of diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, prostate cancer, diabetes, colon cancer and breast cancer.
Through my own experience, since I started my vegan diet, I reduced my medicine intake and the dosage for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The money I saved, I added it to my food budget like fruits and vegetables. Shall I say it reduced wrinkles, too? I appreciated by heart the various recipes (which I am adding to my home cooking library) James Claire is sharing with us. You add more life to our daily dietary meals.The red quinoa with tofu and mushrooms is very palatable to eat.
The September issue of WTM was an inspirational read. It was nice to read about Bahrain’s first female trade union leader and equal rights activist Suad Mubarak. She rightly said that we should become leaders ourselves rather than wait for men to represent us.
The article on Mai Al Moayyed was also interesting. I liked the article on parenting as well. Keep on publishing such interesting articles in future issues. WTM is indeed a complete women’s magazine.