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Friday, February 16, 2007

Chastity belts and the foundation of civilization

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I was rushing this morning to do several things and managed to finish well ahead of schedule, but I wasn't planning to post until later. Then I came across a news item that made me change my mind.

Also, I don't post when I'm angry, but right now I'm making an exception.

First, for a definition:
An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.
The basic premise of civilization is that men (and I mean men, not mankind, not men and women) can control their instincts and impulses in order to achieve an advanced state of development.

What, then, do we make of this?
Malaysian Islamic cleric proposes chastity belts to stop rape
Kuala Lumpur - A leading Malaysian Muslim cleric has suggested that all women should be fitted with chastity belts as a deterrent to rape and incest, a news report said Friday.

Abu Hassan Al-Hafiz, an influential cleric from the northeastern Terengganu state, said that women were most safe from sexual predators if they donned some form of barrier to their sexual organs.
Ponder that for a moment. This sorry excuse for a man is saying that it's the women's fault because they're not donning a Medieval artifact of torture.

It's clear he doesn't think the predators are to blame.
'We have even come across a number of unusual sex cases, where even senior citizens and children are not spared. The best way to avert sex perpetrators is to wear protection,' Abu Hassan said in a sermon late Thursday, quoted by the Star daily.
My idea of protection would be firearm. Or a taser gun. Or a sharp enough knife.

I don't believe that thought ever entered the cleric's mind, though.

The cleric says he means well,
'My intention is not to offend women but to safeguard them from sex maniacs.
but here comes the real reason,
Besides, husbands could also feel more secure, if you know what I mean.'
We know exactly what you mean - that the little bitches can't be trusted. That's why they must be mutilated before they even reach puberty.

But hey, it's part of the cultural landscape, isn't it?
Abu Hassan said that the practise of women wearing chastity belts in Malaysia could be traced to as recent as the mid-1960s.
I want to know, where are the Monologuers?
Where, indeed?
other feminists in academia assert that the veil, or even the burka, represents "an alternative feminism." Dr. Wairimu Njambi is an Assistant Professor of "Women's Studies" at the Florida Atlantic University. Much of her scholarship is dedicated to advancing the notion that the cruel practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is actually a triumph for Feminism and that it is hateful to suggest otherwise. According to Njambi "anti-FGM discourse perpetuates a colonialist assumption by universalizing a particular western image of a 'normal' body and sexuality."
Because what it all comes down to is that, in the long run, we're all "uncovered meat" for those intent on taking us back to the Dark Ages.

PS Meanwhile in Sweden...

Update, Saturday, 17 January Just kidding?
The women don't think so:
"We hope he realises that he is definitely insulting all men by suggesting women have to be restrained because men are incapable of controlling their lust," SIS said in a Press statement.


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At 2:51 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Fausta, these people know no self-control. Believ... Fausta, these people know no self-control. Believe me when I lived in Saudi Arabia I had to cover up like a mummy literally. I asked my then brother-in-law why. Because I knew this was not part of Islam, but came later as Islam moved out towards Turkey and the West and the men then were raping women shamelessly. So to protect the women (yeah right so they say) they separated them from the men and had them cover up. But my then brother-in-law thought it was a good idea because he said -- and listen to this sick logic!!! "That women are like a "pack of cigarettes" that you want to protect so you can use them later (he meant in marriage), but men cannot control themselves and they want to open the lid to see what is inside. So it is good to keep them covered."

But you know what Fausta, many of these women are raped anyways--by fathers, brothers, cousins, neighbors, friends, and strangers too and the freaking men always get away with it and the women is damaged good for life. No one will marry her and the family is shamed. Most times they just kill her.

Chastity BELT - argh!!!!

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

The above comment was sent by Layla

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Ken Adams said...

The real solution here is not to cover up, nor to arm women. What it takes is for the successful implementation of the rule of law. Real law, under which all people are equal, and in which accused and accuser face each other in front of a jury of their peers. A big step in the right direction for Islam would be to drop the insane notion that a woman's testimony in a court is worth only one-fourth of a man's word.

Or, we could just nuke all the sick freaks until they knock it off.


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