This is what happens when you let religion take over your women

Comment by Sophie on October 15, 2012 at 10:15am

This makes me really angry. 

Comment by onyango makagutu on October 15, 2012 at 1:45pm

This is really :(

Comment by SteveInCO on October 15, 2012 at 9:17pm

This makes me really angry.

As well it should.

I understand there are places in Europe now where non-Muslim women find it prudent to be "covered".  It doesn't take established sharia "Law," just common thuggery to get women into those fucking space suits.

Comment by SteveInCO on October 16, 2012 at 10:32am

Oh, the claim is that men, on seeing a femaie form, will go nucking futs over it and sin.  Which is riculous especially when it's eyes or hair or an ankle that's in question.

So it's just as sexist the other direction too, even if women end up taking the brunt of the alleged solution to the alleged problem of males going on a sin rampage at the sight of a really, really, hot ankle.

Comment by SteveInCO on October 16, 2012 at 10:35am

On the other hand, in societies like that, often the guy who is banging your wife behind your back will arrive at your house in a burqa, so no one will be the wiser about who is visiting her.  So imposing this sort of dress on women is sometimes its own punishment.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 16, 2012 at 6:40pm

My question, Sophie, is why has there been no rebellion on the part of the women? Is life as a slave so precious to them that they would rather live it in any form?

e.e. cummings once wrote, "There is some shit I will not eat."

Comment by Lewal on October 16, 2012 at 6:56pm

There's some "rebellion" in the more developed regions (not that even those are developed enough to have a waste management system). Surprisingly, some really rural places where the Taliban don't have influence are actually pretty lenient-- they kind of just don't care. But that's only because they're not being watched. Once Islam peers around the corner, it's all oppressive tradition. And given Islam's prominence in these regions, that's the majority of the population.

Comment by Mohamed Ath on October 19, 2012 at 9:29pm

soon Egypt and all the Arab countries will join..
Power to Science..

Comment by James Cox on October 20, 2012 at 6:19am

After a few hours at a nude beach years ago, I found that it only takes about 2.5 hrs to go from a prudist to a nudist. More for some less than others I expect. It seems to be about facing your fears, getting over the novelty, and to find some level of appreciation without reduction to an object.

While some people are less than artsy nude, others are truely works of art.

Comment by archaeopteryx on October 20, 2012 at 9:14am

@James - it took THAT long?!!

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