On March 23, the Suez Canal was the main link between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. Blocked by an immortal ship.To his surprise Marwa ElselehdarThe 29-year-old girl was the first woman in Egypt to earn the captain rank, and she saw on the Internet that she was responsible for the matter.
Talk about British Broadcasting Corporation, Elselehdar explained that she was very surprised because she was located hundreds of kilometers away from Alexandria when she touched down and was in charge of commanding Ada IV, Is a ship transporting supplies to the Red Sea lighthouse.
“I think I am the target of these rumors Because i am a successful woman In this field, or because I’m Egyptian, but I’m not sure,” the young woman said. Apparently, rumors about her responsibility came from screenshots of false headlines posted by Arab news portals.
In fact, this is a manipulation of the news published by the portal Marwa Elselehdar when he became the first Egyptian captain. Unfortunately, The picture was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook.
“That fake article was written in English, So it spread to other countries. I tried to refute the content of this article in many ways, because it affected my reputation and all my efforts to achieve my current goals,” Elselehdar said.
“Comments on the article They are very negative and demanding, But there are other supportive comments from ordinary people and people who work with me. I decided to focus on all the support and love I received, and my anger turned into appreciation,” he explained.
The young lady said that this is not the first time she has encountered masculinity in a department where 98% of its employees are male. “On the boat, they are all elderly people with different ways of thinking, so it is difficult to find people with similar interests. It’s a challenge to go through it alone And be able to overcome it without affecting my mental health,” he said.
“People in our society still don’t accept this notion: Women working at sea far away from their families It takes a long time. But when you do what you like, you don’t need to ask everyone’s approval,” he said.
In 2015, he took Aida IV across the Suez Canal. It was the first ship to do so after the expansion, and the first captain to do so.In 2017, it was even President of Egypt.
From this experience, she has brought benefits: “It is worth mentioning that I have become more famous than before.” He finally thought: “My message to women who want to participate in this game Fight for your love Don’t let negative emotions affect you. “