Sunday 17 August 2014

Nawal El Saadawi (Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, psychiatrist)

* Nawal El Saadawi has written many books on the subject of women in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital mutilation in her society. She has a stellium of planets in genital Scorpio (including surgical Mars) all ruled by mutilator Pluto in feminist Cancer high in the sky.


BIRTH DATA: 27 October 1931, 04:00 (4AM) EET (-2), Banha, Egypt (30n28, 31e11). ASC: 5 Libra. RR: A (from memory). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield cites her retelling of her grandmother's account of her birth in "A Daughter of Isis: The Autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi" by Nawal El Saadawi (Spinifex, 2000), pp. 18-20: "With the first light of dawn creeping through the night of that month of October, before the sun came up ... with the last stroke of four dropping like a dying gasp from the ancient clock on the wall, rose a cry ... of a woman in labour which went through the night just once. Then there was a long heavy silence, as though both the woman and the child had died. ... after that one and only shriek ... the dark obstinate head thrust out slowly ... [and the baby went] out into the world as quickly as it could."

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