Why can’t women participate in funerals in Jordan?
I don’t know if this is a religious issue or another social unjust norm. I understand that most women wouldn’t like to go to the grave site and see their loved ones burried under the ground, men don’t like that either, but what if some want to? Why not allow a wife to bury her husband or son? a daughter to bury her mother?
It is heart wrenching to see my friend burying his mother-in-law yesterday. He literally was pulling sand on to her grave, while his wife (another friend of mine), was moaning at home because she can’t be there.
Doesn’t a dead woman wish to have other close women at her side while burying her under the ground? I know that if I am a woman, I would want that.