I think I would like to put Arabic in my list of languages to learn, but I am not sure which version I should choose.
My considerations would be:
* It should be the dialect of a country which respects women (and by this I mean the way we do in Europe and not "she's happy being my wife at home while I'm doing whatever I want")
* It should be understandable by other Arabs, or at least it should make it a lot easier for me to get into other dialects
* It should be possible to learn - there should be resources such as textbooks, dictionaries, media and art published in the language
Should I just go for Standard literary Arabic or would a certain dialect fit my criteria better?