I got this SMS forward about women’s rights in Kuwait.
Day Of Solidarity. Monday, look 8am, the seaside in front of Parliament. Stand up for women’s rights. Join everyone and wear blue. Forward please.
I am all for women’s rights and that they deserve the vote, no questions. Yet I have one problem with this thing, 8Am? You want people to go to Kuwait City at 8am and try to find parking in that area? Don’t they know how bad traffic is around that time, or even that people have jobs, kids and other things they need to do?
If your going to have a protest make sure the time is right where you can get the most amount of people without them having a legitimate excuse for not being there. A majority of protests occur around or past noon. One recent example is the Lebanese protest against Syria was around 1pm. I don’t even remember Islamic groups having protest before noon.
If the organizers of this really want a turn out have it at a better time. Or to give it a real impact have a silent 24hour vigil in front of the Parliament. That would guarantee good press coverage and show the dedication of the people who want women rights to happen.