International Women's Day, which the world (including A+) celebrated last Sunday, was a day to remind everyone that women are strong, amazing and deserve respect. That day, however, we also were reminded that there's still a long way to go.
While Lebanese TV Host Rima Karaki interviewed London-based Islamist Hani Al-Seba'i about some Christians wanting to join extremist group ISIS, and he went off on a historical and unrelated tangent.
When Karaki asked him a question to change the subject, Al-Seba'i became upset.
And decided that she had no authority over him.
But Karaki set him straight.
Still, he persisted.
Then he told her to shut up and began to say "It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who..."
That's when Karaki went off.
The Daily Dot reports that Karaki is a necessary female leader in a country where women lack basic human rights.
Back in February, Lebanese women protested a judge who called rape a "marital right." And a January 2015 report titled "Unequal and Unprotected: Women's Rights Under Lebanon's Religious Personal Status Laws" found that the country's religious-based laws systematically violate more of their rights, with limited access to divorce being one of many examples.
Though Karaki has a position of power, Al-Seba'i clearly did not respect her authority.
"Karaki is setting an example not only for Lebanese women, but for everyone in the media who could use a refresher on practicing what they preach," said the Daily Dot's Marisa Kabas.
We couldn't agree more.