Nearly six decades after Parks' refusal to heed the "orders" to stand up to give up her seat to a white man, it is time to tell Fayez and all the women of Jordan and the world to stand up in pride and confidence, and that all of us men and women will be supporting you.
I have smart men in my life. They have full control of their mental faculties, so I know it is possible. This is not a conversation about the "nature" of men. We all fight against our nature every day.
I live in Istanbul, a mega-city, so I can't really say whether it is more conservative or religious. But there is certainly an air of submission where without being told, you have the instinct to shut your mouth.