In the long history of humanity, domination has been a major concern because there always had to be some kind of a leader. Leadership and domination, then, did not necessarily have a negative sense. They meant the set of qualities that qualified a certain person of thinking creatively of new resources, problem solutions, source management, and spiritual guidance.
For certain periods of history, earth knew maternal societies; i.e. societies dominated by women. However successful, whether partially or entirely, these societies were, the course of life continued to change and the world had known times of total expulsion of women’s domination. Then, there came a time when we realized that even if women were not dominant politically, they had and have the ability to create a space of dominance of their own.
For some people with certain fundamentalist or conservative ideologies, the mere idea of a woman in control of a man, let alone a society, is rejected. This is one point of view we want to read in a literary form. Another, of course, is a viewpoint that allows women some control in some limited areas. A third would be a viewpoint which wants total domination from women.
In the Forgotten Writers Foundation, we have given all ideologies a chance to emerge in the form of short stories through our second short story competition; “Women’s Domination”
Quoting from Mahmoud Mansi the founder, “This topic may be a taboo to some people as I found out later, but this is even better, because I think that when one faces his/her personal taboos this will bring unexpected inspiration and is also psychologically healthy.. Personally I see humankind in general is dominant, they are given control over a lot of things as a test, and women are actually a higher percentage than men, so it is wiser to discuss their domination first.”
Guidelines for “Women’s Domination” Competition:
Winners of the 1st Competition “Resurrection of Ancient Egypt”:
Aya Sami , The Forgotten Writers Foundation