I couldn’t do anything this weekend thanks to a stomach infection, so we decided to be “crazy” and go to Ikea’s opening, famous the world over for chaotic over-excitement.
But I’m glad I did go… Especially to walk to a table in the cafeteria, ask the cleaning man if I could take a seat, hear him say “yes- of course” in a strange accent, then after a few questions, I discovered he’s Ikea’s regional HR director. And he’s dirty to his elbows mopping tables.
Now, that’s good HR.
Google’s Doodle marks the day by showing over 100 women from all corners of the globe in a 80 second video, and I’m proud that Jordan gets a spot on the global doodle for International Women’s Day. I also can’t believe I’m in a Google Doodle.
Happy International Women’s Day friends, and fellow feminists (male and female).
But today, let me remind you of our constitution:
Article 6 (i) Jordanians shall be equal before the law. There shall be no discrimination between them as regards to their rights and duties on grounds of race, language or religion.
(ii) The Government shall ensure work and education within the limits of its possibilities, and it shall ensure a state of tranquility and equal opportunities to all Jordanians.
Article 7 Personal freedom shall be guaranteed.
Yet in Jordan, women are denied their right to nationality – a crucial component of citizenship. Women who marry men of other nationalities cannot confer their original nationality to their husbands or children. Only fathers, not mothers, can confer their nationality to their children.
I have no idea who half these people are. I haven’t heard of most of these movies (but I did watch one: Gravity). I don’t give a flying crap about fashion.
But… I like looking at what Hollywood’s happy, shiny people wear and thinking of one word that describes the outfit best.
Ladies and gentlemen… for the 7th year running on AndFarAway… Oscar Outfit Frenzy, presented by the world’s most Oscars-clueless person.
Here are my previous bashings and lovings:
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2007
Oscars Outfits Frenzy 2008
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2009
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2010
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2011
I’m blue, dabadeebaba.
She looks like a rich Arab women at her daughter’s wedding. Then I discovered the dress is Ellie Saab.
Salvaged from Majdi Home leftovers.
Garbage bag, anyone?
Salvaged at the Friday market.
Mike called. He’s horrified you skinned his monster girlfriend.
Bloooooooooooood. I see bloooooooooooood.
I’ll never understand the obsession of curtain-like dresses.
Who is this women? Why is she so beautiful?
Muscle tissue Halloween costume.
I don’t understand this.
Lisa Frank style outfit.
We start loving them oh, so much more.
Here are some gorgeous shots of women portraying the characters from the Hobbit, photographed by Alexander Turchanin:
You can view the rest on io9, place of awesomeness.
This one was created by the BeAmman team.