If it is equality at home then for now they cant have that because our men are programmed yet to handle that. If she tries to take over the mans roll then it wont work.
In nature everything has to be balanced, and this is one of natures things where also a balance is required.
I know a lot of Assyrian women that are married or in a relationship other than an Assyrian man and still have it worst than being married or with an Assyrian man. Only those with big ego and no brains who think that freedom means going out partying all the time. Even though I am far away from our community in the USA, I m still living at home, I completely agree with u, Ramina. Assyrian girl doesn't like to have an Assyrian companion although we are students here.
Thinking as an individual and not as a couple, are the one that are feeling they should get more freedom. They actually know that Assyrian boy may smear her with diferent gossip that may run through all the city back home.
I think before we call on our girls to stick to our men, we have to make our men free of any complex including the sacredness of vagina.
We men have to think more openly and think of how we could be happy with the girl, Assyrian preferably, we love.
However, our men do not seem to keep paste with us, thus leading women to look for life partners elsewhere. Should we ignore this desperate need to find a match from within our community, and look elsewhere?
Does it not matter that our kids speak their first language as any other than Assyrian. When the Assyrian women arrive in this country or in North America in general. This country went through many generations of women being deprived of their rights.
Why cannot a woman from our community express herself as openly as she does with other nationalities without the fear of smearing her name and reputation. It took them ten twenty and even fifty years to get where they are. We cannot expect them to change their views about women in such a short time. Also women get the wrong idea about what freedom is.
If you have answers to all or some of the issues raised above, please reply in honesty, may be by then we can arrange for a group wedding of Assyrian men to Assyrian women. If it is equality in the work place then they have it.
Not trying to stereotype, but most of the replies to the above question has been a "yes".
However, there is a big gap between our men and women.