Tuesday, April 01, 2008

royal videotyping

forget stereotyping, queen rania of jordan has broken onto the youtube stage with a call to action to the rest of the world in a bid to break down the misconceptions about arabs.

"In a world where it is so easy to connect with one another, we still remain disconnected," she states. as a westerner (even a very open minded one) living in the middle east, i still have found that many of my preconceptions have been wrong. i think this is a positive step in the right direction.

Even though her video is highly edited and set in a studio, she comes off as sincere and puts the onus on the young arab generation to teach the world of their strong values. It made me think of the sterotypes that i have held... and new ones i've acquired.

1 comment:

James17930 said...

She's pretty hot. I'd do what she says.