“The government has ruled.”

الحكومة حكمت

“el7akoma 7akmet

Meaning something like, “My wife said no / used her veto power.”

Despite patriarchy’s death-grip on global societies, there still exists an understanding across cultures that if your wife’s final decision on an issue is a resounding ABSOLUTELY NOT…you are done, 5alas, repent and seek mercy immediately. It is in this glorious moment that the woman puts on the metaphorical pants while the man slowly backs away, shivering.

Long live the 7akoma!

1 comment

  1. And if you go against the ruling, she might ترفع الشبشب عليك (raise her slipper over you). The slipper is like the judge’s gavel, I guess.

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