Need a little inspiration?

Then take a gander at this lady:

That is Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist, human-rights activist, author and shit-disturber and just plain ol’ all-around badass, talking about why she’s in this fight. For those of you who think the Egyptian democratic people’s revolt is just some “youth” thing, consider this: She is over 80 and still kicking butt. She didn’t have to do this. She could have gone back into exile and been safe and cozy praising the feisty kids from a distance, but she’s out there in Tahrir Square with all the rest of the ass-kickers, shit-disturbers and badasses. She is not content to let the young–or the men–suffer the throes of revolution alone. And that’s the whole point: that this is a revolution for all of Egypt, not just a certain sector of the population.

Proof, in case anyone out there needs it, that age does not necessarily make you more conservative (which is the political way of saying “complacent”). If you think you’re too old to kick ass, you may as well pick out your gravestone. She’s not ready for that yet.

We could all learn so much from her!

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1 Response to Need a little inspiration?

  1. Awesomeness incarnate.

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