The example below also reflects behavior interaction in
the sense of overtly interaction with the character, as the writer
discloses that the character Nazira makes her laugh.
So I’m guessing Nazira…
So I'm guessing Nazira is definitely not shown as a good example
of a muslim woman, but I have to say she makes me laugh a whole
Another message has an article posted in Portuguese about a meeting
by the Arab first ladies to discuss women’s issues.
Muslim First-Ladies meeting
Sexta, 1 de novembro de 2002, 10h11
Primeiras-damas árabes se reúnem para tratar da situação
da mulher. http://noticias.terra.com.br/mundo/interna/0,5502,OI65933-
The article is not included in this example but is posted in the
message in its totality. It clarifies that the meeting will discuss
the challenges faced by women from the Middle East. In posting this
article, the writer demonstrates reflection and action, in an attempt
to raise consciousness about the situation of the women in the Arab
world. It is also possible to see that the poster is able to transcend
the themes brought by the telenovela universe to the real world.
In a response to this article the message states “it would
be really nice if more first ladies were to join in this meeting.
We also need the support of all the leaders in the world.”
The poster is not from that part of the world, therefore, the reference
to we need support, means we collective, as women, all need support
for our causes. The critical conclusion that it is necessary to
mobilize political power to bring change reflects the poster’s
involvement with the telenovela educational theme expressed by her
ability to transcend the women issues in the novela to the women
issues in the world. The message also reflects that the writer goes
further to the point of being able to see that the problems also
relate to her universe.
The messages and interactions that follow the previous posts and
are displayed in the next sequence of examples, reflect behavioral
interaction in the form of participants’ conscientization,
their belief that they could do something to change the situation
that is presented, translating the behavior into empowerment, self-efficacy
and collective efficacy, therefore praxis:
Want to try and save a Muslim woman’s life?
I heard about a Muslim woman, Amina Lawal, from Nigeria, who is
to be stoned to death for having had a baby out of wedlock. As soon
as her baby is old enough to stop nursing, she'll be killed. She's
to be buried in sand up to her neck...leaving only her head exposed...then
she'll be battered with stones. This could take hours. When I first
heard the story, it left me chilled. Then yesterday, someone sent
me an e-mail, that Oprah did her show on this topic, and offered
an address on her website, where people can petition the Nigerian
ambassador to try and stop this barbaric plan. Anyone who's interested
can read more about it on www.oprah.com
Oh my God and I though this was only in
Novela Land. I guess it never stops to amaze me how bad some countries
have it and/or how good we have it.
I say we right to the Nigerian Consulate to save this poor women.
Oh God that's horrible!
Thank You for the info K
Thank you. Yes, the same thing happen
a couple of months ago with another woman and I wrote an email to
the Nigerian Ambassador, I think that because of the letters she
was saved. I can't believe people are so barbaric (sp?) nowadays.
I mean I know that we do horrible things to eachother all the time,
but this? Do these people even have feelings? I really think is
time for people to stop using religious beliefs to oppress others
or better yet people need to adjust their beliefs and get rid of
those beliefs that only serve to destroy . . . . I am sorry but
I have come to the conclusion that organized religion is the reason
behind all our animosity and unwillingness to live in peace.
“religion is why we have been fighting wars since the begining
of time. remember that john lennon said in his song imagine, to
imagine no religion to live in peace, among other things of course,
but i also believe that religion started it all.”
You can count me in
All done. Thanks for that information. I got goose bumps all over
I feel for all these women. God bless them all.
i heard about this months ago and even thought that she had already
been stoned to death....i also thought that something should be
done. when is it going to stop? why dont they let women choose their
own religion? it not only makes me feel mad, but also tied....im
afraid we're just going to witness this stoning without being able
to save this poor woman....it's sad. imagine how many things are
being done to women all aver the world and we cant do anything for
i'll sign the petition anyway. thanx K.
Here’s the Oprah Show link
Please e-mail this link to all the people in your e-mail address
Thanks K for posting this message in the Forum. A couple of
years ago I also sent a petition to the UNO requesting help for
the women under the Taliban regime. We know the rest of the story
but there's still far more work to do everywhere. We just need to
spread the word and help each other because any crime against a
man/woman is a crime against all of us. By lending a hand we can
also help ourselves.
K and O
K thanks for bringing up this issue.....a letter was mailed under
my name. And O, thanks for posting the link. I hope that these atrocities
stop once and for all.....It's so barbaric......PLEASE EVERYONE
SEND A LETTER TO SAVE THIS HUMAN BEING.........
I signed the petition about a month ago
Thanks for bringing it to the forum for attention.
In this interaction, the messages convey that the forum participants
become Subjects in the struggle to save the woman’s life.
They believe that they can exercise some control over an event that
indirectly affect their lives, demonstrating self-efficacy. That
belief is extended to the collective, when calls for letters to
the Nigeria consulate and requests for the petition’s signing,
reflect the notion that they believe collective effort will bring
change, therefore demonstrating collective-efficacy. The precursor
of this movement in the forum is the cognitive understanding of
the situation, the conscientization of the problem and the awareness
that the participants, collectively and individually can influence
the outcome of the situation. In this example, we can see that the
participants left the position of oppressed to become Subjects.
According to Freire (1970) through the critical recognition of reality,
allied with reflection and action, the oppressed cease to be objects
to become Subjects, able to transform reality and liberating themselves