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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Behold, the "Charming Burka"

Via Larwyn, at Jammie Wearing Fool's Digital Repression: Behold the Bluetooth Burqa, a mind-boggling excercise in lunacy at Der Spiegel:
Lifting the Veil Using a 'Bluetooth Burqa'

Say what? Burqas and modernity have absolutely nothing in common, dude. Take a look:

Makes me want to ask, whadssup?

Der Speigel asks,
Can a burqa be sexy?
Can an instrument of repression be sexy? Only to those who think women should wear chastity belts to avoid rape.

Of course the moron who wrote the article comes up with a masterpiece of euphemism to justify the burqa:
A burqa may not be the flirtiest garment ever invented for women.
You're darn right; It may not be, not by a long shot.

Seamed stockings, anyone?
The highly modest head-to-toe robe even shrouds the eyes, so for centuries it's been difficult for women wearing them to send suggestive signals to men.
So modest indeed that those shrouded eyes don't even get to see the traffic when crossing the street (never mind that it's a good costume for suicide bombers).

Where was this electronic garment of oppresion shown? Right here in the USA:
A model demonstrated a prototype of Kison's garment at the Seamless 2008 design and fashion show in Boston, a high-tech fashion event run with support from the Masschusetts Institute of Technology.
But Kison's new design turns a burqa into a walking MySpace page.

It's a combination of supporting the oppression of women by giving the woman a chance to show off at the same time.

Don't be surprised if next MIT/Seamless design and fashion show feature a chastity belt with GPS. For the "modern Muslim woman" who doesn't want to ask for directions, of course.

While the Boston fashion show features the "Charming Burka", in Iran Shoppers Riot Against Modesty Police


Der Surrender continues.

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At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Jane said...

geez Louise

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Mr. Bingley said...


At 9:29 AM, Blogger Alcibiades said...

And whose husband can find her wherever she is.

At 6:36 PM, Blogger Incognito said...

what would possess them to include that "thing"! sigh.


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