Apparently, we were a bit too hasty in celebrating the appointment of the first women as members of the Shura council. Maybe we should have enjoyed the news bit by bit and lingered it out like a chocolate biscuit, just to keep the joy going and to sustain us through the tedious and illogical process of figuring out the details relating to women’s participation.
Those details are not related, alas, to schedules or agendas and alliances or working out strategies for joint projects. No, these issues don’t seem to be of the utmost importance right now. The most important thing is to keep those 30 outstanding women away from their male colleagues, even if that means postponing the first two sessions of the council.